I just watched a few highlight videos of the Philly/Washington game. It only really showed the plays leading to scores or for big yardage. But after all the hype, I was underwhelmed. I didn't seeing anything more spectacular from Michael Vick than he showed in in the past. He is, and always has been, an explosive runner. If he sees a running hole or gets pressured, it's off to the races. But that has been par for the course with Vick since he was drafted. All the really long passing plays they showed were designed plays. He had really good protection for most of them, so he had lots of time on the throws they highlighted. To be honest, it appeared that most of his TDs were due to good play calling and complete lack of pressure. He slowed pressure a few times with pump fakes, but all good QBs do that.
So, I am curious, what is it that everyone saw in that game that had every NFL commentator fawning over Michael Vick? I don't know what I expected to see in the highlights, but besides a Madden-esque score, Vick looked like... Vick. Maybe I expected to see him shedding defenders, rumbling around behind a broken down line of scrimmage, making 5 LBs miss to extend plays and hit the deep guy for a TD. I have always liked Michael Vick, cause I love scrambling/rushing QBs. I blame that on growing up watching Steve Young. But, I would like to know, from you guys that watched the game, what was so different about his play on Sunday? What made that Vick any more dangerous or Elite than pre-prison Vick?