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Bills vets on facing Vick

Posted by Chris Brown on October 6, 2011 – 9:28 am

Bills LB Nick Barnett has played against Michael Vick before, and he had a pretty good way of summing up how an afternoon against the dynamic quarterback can go.

“If you win it’s hella fun,” he said. “If you lose, it’s not too much.  He’s definitely a great competitor and they have some good guys over there. But there’s some difficulty keeping him contained and when he’s on, he’s on. And when he’s off, he’s off. So we have to try to put him on off.”

Vick rushed for 75 yards last week, which shows he can still take off and get yards though he doesn’t look to escape the pocket as much as he used to.

“Michael Vick is a better quarterback now than he was then,” said Shawne Merriman. “He’s a guy who can stand back there in the pocket now and deliver a good ball and not really looking to run first. He can run but he’s not looking to run first anymore.

“I think the front four or five guys because you’re looking to contain him in the pocket and he can step up or take off running.  And if you let that happen now you’re dealing with a whole different animal, a guy who can hurt you two or three different ways.”




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