PITTSBURGH, PA – As long as Michael Vick thinks fumbling the ball away on the opponent’s goal line is just one of those things that happens sometimes, the Eagles are never going to be a championship-level team.
If you were to view Sunday’s missed opportunity in a vacuum, that assessment might seem harsh. Vick wasn’t waving the ball around on the first-quarter quarterback draw that took him from the Steelers‘ 3 to the 1, then took the ball into the end zone, without Vick attached. Safety Ryan Clark made a great play, jarring the fumble loose with his shoulder. Then linebacker Larry Foote recovered it in the end zone. In one play, a scoreless game went from first-and-goal, Eagles, to Steelers’ ball at their 20.