By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If Michael Vick has lost a step, he’s still got one on LeSean McCoy.
The Eagles quarterback beat McCoy in a 40 yard-dash today, according to Eagles safety Colt Anderson, who reported the news on Twitter.
Eagles tight end Clay Harbor said on Twitter that Vick did in fact win the race, and “dusted” McCoy.
Pro Football Talk reports that McCoy has been calling Vick “old man” for weeks, and that Vick won the race by five yards. Vick reportedly asked head coach Chip Kelly for permission to race McCoy after hearing enough of his taunts. Kelly approved, and Vick won the race.
The have similar best 40 times, with McCoy reportedly running a 4.25, while Vick ran anywhere between a 4.25 and a 4.33, depending on the day. Vick is 32 years-old, and McCoy is 24.
McCoy later claimed on Twitter that Vick “cheated by one step,” and there will be a rematch on Monday. It seems from the tone of McCoy’s tweets that the race, and his challenge were all in good fun.
Does this mean that we’re excited that Vick is faster than he looked last season, or that McCoy has gotten a step or two slower? Both? I guess we’ll find out in August.