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Michael Vick's brother goes off on Twitter during Eagles game

November 06, 2012|By Chuck Schilken
  • Marcus Vick, brother of embattled Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick, had plenty to say during the Eagles' game Monday night.
Marcus Vick, brother of embattled Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick,… (Screenshot from Twitter )

Marcus Vick, brother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, had posted only two messages on his Twitter account since early September.

He more than made up for it during the Eagles' "Monday Night Football" game against the Saints, sending out no fewer than 24 tweets defending his brother, slamming the offensive line or, most often, a combination of the two.

Here are a few samples:

"I never seen a Qb get hit every time he drop back. Lol crazy!!!"

"All I hear is the fans saying 'bring n Nick Foles' like wtf he gone do behind that O-line?"

"All that bashing my brother take. All the tough sacks and knockdowns the Eagle fans want to blame Mike Vick?"

"I don't want to see brother with brain problems by the time he 45. Everybody have a job to do so do it. They all professionals."

"My man McCoy can't even get 100yds on the ground bc the line so terrible ... (b)ut everybody blame ." (Two separate tweets that apparently go together)

You get the idea. Even though he was being defended by his little brother, the embattled quarterback was not happy when informed about the Twitter rant by reporters after the Eagles' 28-13 loss.

“That's something I'm going to have to address after I leave here,” Michael Vick said of his sibling's comments. “We're out there fighting as hard as we can. We're giving it everything we've got. I love each and every guy in that locker room. If I can make every play right, I would, and I know they would do the same.”

Like his brother, Marcus Vick was once the starting quarterback for Virginia Tech. But unlike his brother, he never made it in the NFL, with just a brief, uneventful stint as an undrafted player with the Miami Dolphins.

Perhaps the most shocking aspect of this story is that Marcus Vick actually has somewhat of a following on Twitter, one that has grown significantly in the last 24 hours. An online report Monday night by USA Today said he had 11,000 followers; at last count Tuesday morning he had more than 14,300.

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