Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bear Down Sunday #11

The Chicago Bears are an unexpected 7-3 and are facing the Philadelphia Eagles who are also 7-3 and unexpectedly have Michael Vick starring for them.  The Bears will need some unexpected offensive punch today.
Back in the day, Mike Quick supplied offensive punch for the Eagles and it was expected.  Quick had a solid 9 year career in which he went to five Pro Bowls.  For a five year run, Quick was consistently excellent.  It must have been hard being the main guy after future Hall of Famer Harold Carmichael left, but Quick was up to the challenge.
Quick retired early due to severe patella tendinitis.  Quick was on pace to pass Carmichael in the Eagles record book.  Perhaps he was even on his way to the Hall.  You never can tell.
Quick does some commentary for the Eagles.  I met him at a convention last year and was happy to see he had just as many fans lining up to meet him as Carmichael.  It would have been cool to get these two greats together, but that would have created a logistical and time problem.
Mike Quick and me in Oaks, PA-October 2009.

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