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Marcus Vick doesn’t want to see Michael Vick ‘with brain problems by the time he 45′

Michael Vick ended up on his back a lot Monday night. (Sean Gardner / Reuters)

Football fans around the country watched Michael Vick take a beating in Philadelphia’s Monday night loss to New Orleans. Seven sacks, 12 hits and one interception returned for a touchdown led to the team’s fifth defeat in its last six games and, inevitably, more talk about a potential change at quarterback.

After watching his older brother get tossed around like a rag doll for much of the night due to the Eagles’ inability to pick up the blitz, Marcus Vick offered an alternative to benching Michael Vick. Trade him.

“Please trade my brother. We requesting out of Philly!!!! Please please please……” Vick tweeted during the first half of Philadelphia’s 28-13 loss. Then he kept tweeting. All game long.



Then Vick asked some questions.





And then he offered some shrewd analysis.





Granted, the younger Vick is hardly the purest of analysts. As Shutdown Corner’s Doug Farrar notes:

He was unable to stay on the Virginia Tech football team due to on- and off-field issues, and made no real impact in the NFL after the Miami Dolphins gave him a shot as an undrafted free agent following the 2006 NFL Draft. He’s been charged with brandishing a firearm, molestation of a minor, fraud, driving on the wrong side of a street, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, and several probation violations.

Not to mention his inevitable stay in Twitter jail if he doesn’t knock it off.

That said, Marcus Vick, like the rest of Philadelphia’s frustrated fan-base, is tired of seeing Michael Vick on his backside.

Vick has absorbed 27 sacks on the season, tying him with former backup and current Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb for third-most in the NFL. Kolb just missed his third straight game with an injury to his ribs, and if the Eagles cannot shore up their protection, Vick could soon be joining him on the shelf — assuming Andy Reid doesn’t bench him first.

Follow us: @MattBrooksWP | @CindyBoren


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Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.



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