It’s not official quite yet, but I doubt Michael Vick would mention his impending retirement as a member of the Atlanta Falcons if he didn’t think it was gonna happen. That means it’s time to think back to his career in the same way we did for Roddy White and likely will for Jonathan Babineaux soon enough.
I polled Twitter to see everyone’s favorite memories of Vick’s time in Atlanta. As you’ll see, he remains a divisive player, but you guys pulled out some pretty great memories.
@TheFalcoholic Superman dive— Andrew Hirsh (@andrewhirsh) May 27, 2017
@TheFalcoholic The OT run to win against Minnesota.— Brian Skutle (@skutlelemur) May 27, 2017
@TheFalcoholic All of it. Specifically any playoff game we won back then. Best feelings of my young life— Slender Bass Panther (@aKaRiot) May 27, 2017
Superman dive. He levitated. https://t.co/Oazu7uFuu7— Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) May 27, 2017
@TheFalcoholic Vick torching the back then St. Louis Rams in the playoffs back in 2004— Ruben Rodriguez (@KingPapi21) May 27, 2017
So many memories of him but the 2002 TD run in OT against the Vikings https://t.co/EJVP1Cr7cm— Nathan Butler Jr. (@ATLSportsNate) May 27, 2017
The Green Bay play when they grabbed his face mask & he got away. RT @TheFalcoholic: What's your favorite memory of Vick in Atlanta?— Enrique James (@1MANCAVE) May 27, 2017
In the interest of fairness, not everyone has a lot of fond memories of Vick, however.
Jail. https://t.co/aOL8VsxysC— dry young red. (@3rdAndMiles) May 27, 2017
@TheFalcoholic When every other play was a broken play cause Vick didn't know his position. For every spectacular play, there were 5 WTF plays.— Uncle Bootymonster (@BootyMonster1) May 27, 2017
@TheFalcoholic Everytime he overthrew a wide open Alge Crumpler— Chris Bolden (@Bolden7) May 27, 2017
Even for those of you who don’t remember Vick fondly, you almost assuredly can relate to this memory. To play as Michael Vick in Madden was to defy the laws of physics and basically play with a cheat code.
@TheFalcoholic Anytime I busted somebodies ass in madden with him #cheatcode— Black Excellence (@southbreeze706) May 27, 2017
What’s your favorite memory?