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As Michael Vick struggles, Marcus Vick rips the Eagles

Michael Vick, Corey White

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) passes under pressure from New Orleans Saints cornerback Corey White (24) during the first half an NFL football game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)


Marcus Vick is watching Monday Night Football. And he doesn’t like what he’s seeing from his brother’s team.

Marcus, the former Miami Dolphin and younger brother of Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, has spent the first quarter of the Eagles-Saints game ripping the Eagles on Twitter for, in Marcus’s view, failing to protect Michael.

“Please trade my brother. We requesting out of Philly!!!! Please please please,” Marcus Vick wrote early in the first quarter, as the Saints’ defense repeatedly blitzed and battered Michael. “F--king line sh--ty!!! I never seen a Qb get pressured so fast. This not even an NFL type of O-line. What happen to the hogs the Eagles had last year and year before? Call Winston Justice back n Jamal J.”

Marcus used the expletives on his Twitter account; the hyphens are mine. Although Marcus Vick doesn’t have a verified Twitter account, Michael Vick (whose Twitter account is verified) has confirmed in the past that the @MVFive account belongs to his brother. Here’s a tweet from Michael Vick mentioning Marcus’s Twitter account while tweeting a picture of Marcus’s daughter.

Marcus has a fair point that the Eagles’ line was doing a lousy job of protecting Michael, although Vick’s interception that Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson returned for a 99-yard touchdown wasn’t the offensive line’s fault. But Marcus would be wise to keep such opinions private. Michael’s 2012 season is going badly enough already that he doesn’t need Marcus adding fuel to the fire.