Vick says he ‘settled for mediocrity’ in Atlanta

Michael Vick likely will always be known for his seemingly unlimited potential. Now, after the QB resumed his career with the Eagles following his incarceration, Vick stunningly admitted that he didn’t work as hard as he could have during his time with the Falcons (2001-06).

Vick joined “Mayhem in the AM” on 790 the Zone in Atlanta on Wednesday (via Sports Radio Interviews) and revealed that he never truly gave 100 percent as a Falcon. While some might have wondered it, Vick’s acknowledgment that he was “somewhat lazy” is somewhat staggering.

“I think if I woulda applied myself,” Vick said, “there was a lot more I could have done off the field and also in the film room that could have elevated my game to a totally different level. I was complacent at the time, somewhat lazy, and I kinda settled for mediocrity.”

Vick did have many accomplishments with the Falcons, including leading the first visiting team to win a playoff game at Lambeau Field in 2002. But all of that pales in comparison to what could have been. That’s something Vick said he must live with now.

“Just imagine what I could’ve been doing if I really would have been applying myself,” Vick said. “That’s a regret that I have.”

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