After Michael Vick led the Eagles to a mauling of the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football, one of his Eagles teammates used an unfortunate analogy to describe the team's demeanor, saying they were like pit bulls.
Just before the game, a few Eagles players had an altercation with one of the Redskins. Asked afterwards if it fired-up the team, Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson said, "We were like pit bulls, ready to get out of the cage," according to the Associated Press.
Of course, Vick famously served nearly two years in prison for his role in a dogfighting ring.
He returned to the NFL as a backup with the Eagles last season. But now he is the starter, and had perhaps his best game ever Monday night, leading the Eagles to a 59-28 drubbing of their NFC East rivals. He threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns, and rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns.
Since being released from prison, Vick has renounced dogfighting and is working with the Humane Society to raise awareness about the dangers and violence inherent in the so called "sport."