the prize fighter wrote:soo if it takes less talent to run the football why doesn't everybody do it more often!! and look at what WR's the colt have harrison, wayne i mean the falcons don't have the best WR's have you watched the games how many drop passes has atlanta's WR's dropped, and i'm not saying that M.VICK is very accurate but with his legs and his decent accuracy i think he's a great QB and how long has MANNING been in the NFL compared to VICK yeah peyton should be better!!
Yeah, dude said "skill" - not "talent". They are two completely different things. Buy a thesaurus. If they handed out MVP awards for talent, Ryan Leaf could have won one.
Anyway, Vick could win MVP if he played like this the rest of the year, got his team a #1 or #2 seed in the playoffs and IF Manning tailed off and the Colts started losing some games. The fact is both teams absolutely suck without their starting QBs, so they are both extremely valuable (hence the name, Most Valuable Player) to their teams. But if Indy finishes a yawning 14-2 and Atlanta finishes 9-7 or 10-6, it doesn't really matter what Vick's numbers are.
Plus when you consider Atlanta has a bonefied running game and a legit defense (neither of which the Colts have) it is obvious Peyton is doing more with less. Anyone's numbers, including Vick, would have to be astronomical to take the MVP away from Manning.
Vick can cry on Tomlinson's shoulder - that poor guy would probably have 4 of them by now if he didn't play in the Peyton Manning era.
Love Vick by the way, if you're wondering why I'm in here. Ever since he beat my beloved Packers in Lambeau Field in the playoffs, which hadn't ever been done before, I knew there was something special about this guy. As long as he keeps his head on straight, he'll continue to do things we've never seen before. And I think that's more memorable than MVP trophies. He's the guy you'll be telling your grandkids about.