Vick calls critics 'ignorant'

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick called out critics who say he holds on to the ball for too long before he makes throws.

"I'm really tempted right now to just say no comment to that because like I said a second ago, you don't last 12 years in the NFL not being able to read the defense," Vick told radio station 97.5 FM in Philadelphia recently via PhillyMag.com. "Those people who are talking and saying that are just ignorant, and they know nothing about football.

"Unless they turn on the film and watch my game and see what goes on, then they'll replace those comments with the right comments."

New Eagles coach Chip Kelly has been working with Vick on doing a better job of holding on to the ball and is encouraging him to run more.

"Chip told me how to run with the football the other day," Vick said. "He taught me how to run with the football and how to carry the football, and I think it's something that you just have to work on."

After showing Kelly how he runs with the ball during a recent workout with the team, Kelly knocked the ball out of his hands and told him to tuck it in more securely.
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