Michael Vick suffered a quad contusion on the first play of last night's game that could very well keep him out of Sunday's finale against the Dallas Cowboys. It also might explain some of his erratic play last night. While he acknowledged the injury, he wasn't going to use it as an excuse.
"I hurt it on the first play of the game in the scramble. I just tried to tolerate it throughout the game and I did. I have a strong will to win and I'll do anything to win a football game and I just tried to go out there and just get through it. It didn't affect me because when the ball was snapped, my focus was just making plays that I know I can make. I won't use it as an excuse. It happened. I didn't come out of the game so I guess it wasn't that severe. I just got to take the good with the bad."
He was also asked whether he agreed with Andy Reid's sentiment that the team was "pathetic" last night.
"I agree, absolutely. We're a much better football team than we displayed tonight, much much better and we've all seen it. Starting with me as the leader of this football team as the quarterback, I had an interception and I had two fumbles. Two critical fumbles. It just goes back to being disciplined. If those things don't happen, then I think we dictate the outcome of this game. I take sole responsibility for not doing that. That's my job. That's what I get paid to do and I didn't' do it."
Just about an hour before gametime it was revealed that Vick was voted as the NFC's starter in the pro bowl. He was asked about it after the game, but wasn't very interested in talking about it.
"I'm not worried about the Pro Bowl right now. There are so many things going on in my head. I appreciate the Pro Bowl, but as of right now, I can't even be focused on that so that's in oblivion right now."