Sure, there was plenty of rust in the Eagles first game back after a shortened offseason, but the return of football also meant the return of the sweet highlight reels this Vick-led team is known for. As expected, the potent Birds offense had their share of awesome plays yesterday against the Rams. DeSean's catch on the long ball in traffic was great and really got things going -- his helmet popping off was a nice touch. And Shady hitting the open field on his long TD run was a thing of beauty. The Rams defenders trying to catch him looked like they were running in place.
But the guy who makes you scratch your head and wonder how he does it, not surprisingly, was once again Mike Vick. The "Escape Artist" move in which he avoided a sack, miraculously kept his balance, and added a spin move/deke for good measure was the stuff you watch and then try to pick your jaw up off the floor. [videos below]
I'm pretty sure it's safe to assume we'll be treated to plenty more of these highlights over the next few months.
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