Alternatively, the Pro Bowl quarterback is now taking on a new role — in the league, however apart from coaching.
Jeff Fisher, Titans head coach and the Rams who is the league’s head of football plan, said Vick is taking on a function at the league’s body.
“It was an unusual set of circumstances for the reason that Mike had accepted a task with Brad Childress early on as an offensive coach, being an offensive coordinator,” Fisher said. “And afterward with Brad’s abrupt death, thingsthey kind of just, they have hard. I can’t thank for pulling through the crisis, the Atlanta franchise enough.
“But return again to Mike, his role is going to improve. It is possible to love the issue into. His role is going to shift and we spoke over the last couple days to Mike and assume ALeague role along with Hines Ward in player growth and he is going to move over. That is the best place for him.”
Vick’s role had started to shift. He’ll currently work with player development and player welfare. He’ll remain within a”off-the-field” role in Atlanta, however he will not be coaching in 2013 for its Legends. Fisher said discussions about a changed role for Vick happened over the”last number of days.”
Fisher said Vick was not in attendance for its season opener at Orlando, because he prepared alternatively because of his new role with all the league where the Apollos beat Atlanta 40-6.
Part of why Vick came into the AAF was also to assume the function of playcaller earlier than he would have had he ever moved a more conventional NFL route — and for the possibility to coach. And Fisher said that they have not mastered that out in the future.
However, the situation he ended up in, together with Childress departing and head coach Kevin Coyle taking over for himwas a hard one. Plus, Fisher said, Vick had any”family problems” popup across time of Childress’ death that complicated matters. Vick hadn’t been a position coach earlier, aside from a coordinator, also never needing an offensive-minded mentor like Childress changed the intend of the league to build up Vick like a coordinator.
“Because of the time consuming item, it was not easy for him to come and play a dynamic role with respect to the offense,” Fisher said. “So Mike and I both agreed in a conversation last night which let us simply take a deep breath and let us kind of adopt the team, adopt the experience and we are going to find where the coaching opportunities are down the road.”
The particulars of Vick’s new role will be still being resolved — Ward, for example, will travel most of the growing season while Vick may have some duties in Atlanta — nevertheless Fisher said,”We’re working that out at this time.”