During a Tuesday meeting in the second week of the 2010 season, Michael Vick knew there was something special about James Urban, the Ravens’ new quarterbacks coach who was then in his second season in that same position with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Week 2 matchup against the Detroit Lions would be Vick’s first start at quarterback since 2006, after jail time for his involvement in a dog-fighting ring kept him away from the sport.
He was nervous.
“I went to his office on Tuesday early to get a look at the defense, and I remember him vividly telling me, ‘Mike, this is going to be one of the weeks where you have to work as hard as you’ve ever worked in your life...
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) stands over Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) after he was sacked by Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch (55) during the first half at Ford Field in Detroit.