Michael Vick left game because he had dirt in his eyes

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said that he left the game on the hit from LaRon Landry because he had dirt in his eyes and couldn’t see.

“For some reason it got through the shield. I guess it came up under my helmet,” the quarterback said. “But it was no big deal. I just wanted to get myself together for the second half.”


Redskins safety LaRon Landry hits Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, forcing him from the game for one series. (Jonathan Newton/WASHINGTON POST)

“I thought he was out myself, just figured, ‘OK, he’s out of there.’” Landry said. “But he was back in there, he’s a fighter.”

Vince Young took the field and scrambled for two yards on his first play, then got hit by Landry as he unleashed a pass and had it intercepted by DeAngelo Hall.

Rex Grossman threw an interception two plays later, and Vick returned with his offense following that turnover.

Vick on the game completed 18 of 31 passes for 237 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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