Followup: Vick vs. Brady 

After I posted about my out-of-character decision to start Vick over Brady last week and my subsequent relief that it didn’t blow up in my face, I’ve heard from a number of readers who find the week 3 Vick/Brady decision equally tough to call.

In my eyes, both are high-end QB1s this week with matchups against inferior defenses (Jacksonville for Vick, Buffalo for Brady), so you can’t really go wrong either way. I’m going back to my conservative start-your-studs roots this week – I’ll be starting Brady. Vick’s an exciting player, but it’s important to keep in mind that we’ve seen him do two things so far: 1) Terrorize a completely unprepared Packers defense, and 2) Pile up numbers against a Lions defense that allows every opposing quarterback to have a pleasant day. It remains to be seen how he’ll do once teams have had some time to adjust their defensive playbooks for him. The key question: Is he really a better pocket quarterback now than he was before he went to jail, as he and Andy Reid are proclaiming? I don’t think we have a clear answer to that one yet, even though it looks promising so far.

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