THIS IS interesting, albeit puzzling news to those of us who watched Michael Vick run down from behind by defensive linemen on more than one occasion last season. Yesterday at the Eagles' offseason workouts, Vick raced LeSean McCoy in the 40, apparently after repeated challenges from the 24-year-old running back.
Vick, who turns 33 next month, won handily, according to various Twitter accounts of the race, the first provided by safety Colt Anderson.
This is encouraging in that Vick really seems to be taking to new coach Chip Kelly's emphasis on fitness. It might be mildly alarming, though, in that McCoy, who exclaimed excitedly that minicamp practices last month were "like a freakin' track meet" perhaps is not in as good a shape as his quarterback.
Vick ran a 4.33 40 in preparation for the 2001 NFL draft. In 2009, McCoy's draft prep included a mildly disappointing 4.5. But McCoy was credited with a 4.25.
Eagles single-game tickets for all 10 home games will go on sale at 10 a.m. today.
Tickets can be purchased at www.philadelphiaeagles.com, Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
Prices range from $75 to $105 per ticket. There is a four-ticket limit per household.
The Eagles' home schedule:
Aug. 9. . . New England, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 15. . . Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 15. . . San Diego, 1 p.m.
Sept. 19. . . Kansas City, 8:25 p.m.
Oct. 20. . . Dallas, 1 p.m.
Oct. 27. . . New York Giants, 1 p.m.
Nov. 17. . . Washington, 1 p.m.*
Dec. 1. . . Arizona, 1 p.m.*
Dec. 8. . . Detroit, 1 p.m.*
Dec. 22. . . Chicago, 1 p.m.*