Marcus Vick, Michael Vick’s brother, blasted the team’s porous offensive line and pleaded that his sibling be traded in a series of Twitter posts during the first quarter of the Eagles’ 28-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints Monday night.
Marcus Vick, who goes under the Twitter name @MVFive, started with: “(Expletive) line (Expletive)!!! I never seen a Qb get pressured so fast..,”.
His brother was sacked seven times by the Saints and was under duress all night.
“This is not even an NFL type of O-line,” he tweeted minutes later. “What happen to the hogs the Eagles had last year and year before? Call Winston Justice back n Jamal J.”
As the game continued with the Saints’ defense obliterating the Eagles offensive line, Vick tweeted that he did not want to see his brother plagued by brain problems at the age of 45.
“Who want to take shots to the head over and over when all qbs don’t.” he tweeted. “Look at Eli Manning he only been knockdown a few times.”
He also sounded this alarm:
“Please trade my brother,” Vick tweeted. “We requesting out of Philly!!!! Please please please.”
The tweet was later taken down by Marcus Vick, but the tweet was brought to the attention of big brother after the game.
“He tweeted that during the game? I’m sorry. I’m unaware of that,” Michael Vick said. “That’s something I’m really going to have to address once I leave here.”
Marcus Vick would later explain why he mentioned the trade in a tweet.
“Only reason I said trade was bc I hear all that Nick Foles talk,” the tweet read. “Honestly who is he? What was his college record at Arizona?”
Foles was drafted in 2012 NFL Draft by the Eagles in the third-round with the 88th pick. There has been much speculation that Foles would replace Vick as the starting quarterback as Vick has continued to struggle.
In three preseason games he completed 36 of 57 passes for 507 yards, with six touchdowns and two interceptions. The rookie quarterback had a 15-18 record as a starter for the Wildcats, but was the first quarterback to throw for 10,000 yards in the school’s history.
Marcus wishes that his career could have amounted to Foles’. Marcus was kicked off the Virginia Tech football team due to on-and-off the field issues. His NFL career ended shortly after the Miami Dolphins gave him a chance as an undrafted free agent after the 2006 NFL Draft.
The tweets Monday night are minuscule compared to his other charges. Marcus has also been charged with molestation of a minor, fraud, brandishing a firearm and several probation violations.
Michael Vick said: “We’re out there fighting as hard as we can, giving it everything we’ve got, and that’s certainly not the case (wanting to be traded). I love each and every guy in that locker room, and if I could make every play right I would. I know they would do the same, so that’s certainly not the case.”