PHILADELPHIA - If Michael Vick can turn cliches into touchdown passes the Philadelphia Eagles will win in a rout late Sunday afternoon.
Following their first indoor workout of the week thanks to a light snowfall that made practising outdoors a risky proposition, Vick appeared upbeat in his mood and physically showed no sign of a hip injury that had him limping noticeably following his last start, Dec. 20., against the Vikings.
"It felt good today, I'm finally back to 100 percent — so I'm ready to go out and play good football," Vick said.
Vick knows that he needs to be at his nimble and mobile best on Sunday if he hopes to survive and escape Green Bay's vaunted sack-happy defence.
"They have a tremendous front (defensive) and do a great job in getting pressure, pass rushing in critical downs and it's certainly a plus for them and something we have to account for," Vick said.
While Vick had his coming-out party in the opening week against Green Bay after Kevin Kolb was knocked out with an injury, he said what happened in that game (he was 16-for-24 for 175 yards and one touchdown passing and gained 103 yards rushing on 11 carries) is too far in the past to draw positives from.
"That was Week 1 and this is Week 18 and the playoffs so I'm pretty sure they'll come with a different scheme," Vick said.
"If they do the same things they did the first time around, I'm pretty familiar with those looks — but we anticipate some different looks."
Vick admitted that being active in the playoffs is something he's been dreaming about since he was sent to prison for his involvement in a dog-fighting ring.
"The last playoff game I played was on this field in the NFC championship (Jan. 23, 2005 while with Atlanta)," he said. "It seems like so long ago. I'm just excited about the opportunity I have now to play in another playoff game. It's something I've dreamed of for the last three years and finally I have the opportunity."