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For the first part of his career with the Atlanta Falcons, quarterback Michael Vick was usually a run-first type of quarterback who was rather inaccurate as a passer.

However, after serving his jail sentence and returning to the NFL as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Vick became a new quarterback, becoming much better as a passer and less of a runner.

Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg tells Philly Mag that Vick is still a "work in progress" towards becoming the pocket-passer that he wants the Pro Bowler to be.

“It really is an art form,” Mornhinweg said. “The first thing he did when he got here is he evolved so quickly with his work within the pocket. And you need to stay disciplined within your movements. And then when you get into open air, your natural ability takes over. That’s the general thought with Mike, and he’s worked very, very hard to get to where he’s at with his pocket passing.”

Making Vick into more of a pocket passer does pay huge dividends for him health-wise. He's already a veteran and his career could be cut short if he continues to get injured as he has been for the past year.

He could definitely reduce the amount of times he gets hit completely once he turns into the guy Mornhinweg wants him to be. The question is when he will be.

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