The Philadelphia Eagles held their first full-team OTA on Tuesday. After the first practice Michael Vick was pleased to have gotten it out of the way and was upbeat about the team for the 2012 NFL season.
Vick said, "Even I had butterflies for the first day because I was so excited to get back out here. I think now that we got this out of the way, we can go ahead and coast from here on it."
When he was asked how good the Eagles could be this season, Vick said, "You all have just seen it. We have an opportunity to do some special things. This time right now has been valuable, and we have to go out and work as hard as we can to get the hard work and preparation in. It can be equivalent to something special down the road. That's what we're hoping for and that's what we're working towards. We have to keep grinding and understanding that nothing is going to come easy."
Vick also admitted that the team will have a chip on its shoulder after last season. "I think, after the last year, that we let a lot of people down including ourselves. We just want to play the best football we can for ourselves, our fans, our families, our coaches, and our organization. We understand it's going to take hard work. Obviously, we didn't have a chance to do what we're doing now last year, so it could've been one of the reasons why we weren't so effective. I think now that we have this time, we're going to take full advantage of it and try to be better than we were last year, which we will."
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