I'd love to see someone start a new thread or set-up a poll strictly focused on the merits of signing Vick... I- for one, would love to see him in a Pats uniform. I don't see this happening, primarily because I can't picture the Pats taking on the potential PR
nightmare that would be the entirety of training camp, pre-season, and all things prior to Vick's first snap of live action. Couple that with Dungy as a potential meddlesome figure in Belichickian affairs and it sure as hell seems like a definite no-go.
Bottom line, IMO, is that Vick has served his sentence, on and off the field, and certainly in the court of public opinion. I don't really feel qualified to judge him anymore than that which has already taken place. So what's left is Vick: the (at least formerly) elite athlete's elite athlete- which any football fan surely would have to believe could still quite easily be a game changing individual.
Whoever signs Vick will be getting a low-risk, potentially very high reward player at this point, save the media headache of course. Vick will never be the traditional drop back, overly accurate QB with Brady-esque numbers... But what he was, and could be again, is a unique talent with dynamic abilities that can change a game in a single play... Question his make-up all you will, but god-damn the kid is physically gifted. Imagine what Belichick and co. could dream up with Vick on the active roster, even just in terms of serving as a decoy.
One big play on a Sunday in Foxboro and I'm willing to bet most critics would be changing their tune. One man's opinion.