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Eagles QB Vick critical of teammates' commitment

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick criticized teammates after coach Andy Reid was fired Monday.

The Eagles just completed a 4-12 season and Reid was let go after 14 years on the job.

Vick ripped the team for showing a lack of effort.

"It's all about focus, dedication and commitment," Vick said via CSNPhilly.com. "Until you get guys who are willing to better themselves week in and week out and want to win, you're not going to win. And I haven't played with guys like that. It's unfortunate for Coach things turned out the way they are. It could have been a lot better. This locker room could have dictated that."

Vick missed several games this season because of a concussion and rib injuries. He lost his job to Nick Foles but returned to start the season finale when Foles was out with a concussion.

Vick said he was fully committed this season, but could not say the same for some of his teammates.

"I give 110 percent effort," he said. "My body is scarred up all year. I'm hurt, I'm bruised, get up after every hit and still try and fight and push. I do that for my coaches. I do that for my teammates. And I would expect the same thing in return. ...

"(T)here are guys in here that gave it their all. But you need consistent effort from every guy in this locker room."

There is a good change that Vick will not play for the Eagles next season. He is due $15.5 million in 2013 but reportedly is not willing to restructure his contract and the team is unlikely to keep him for that amount.
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