081409_PHILADELPHIA_PA_New Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick looks towards Eagles Coach Andy Reid during a press conference at the NovaCare complex in South Philadelphia on Friday, August 14, 2009. Today the Philadelphia Eagles introduce controversial quarter back Michael Vick to the media. ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS

With the return of Michael Vick to the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles I want to weigh in on this.

I’m really proud of Vick in how he handled himself this morning at the press conference. He was truly contrite and remorseful and it showed. It will be far from easy for him as he returns to the league.

Public opinion in Philly is mixed and it surely won’t be easy on the road but Vick has some tremendous support.

Tony Dungy would not be involved if he didn’t believe in Michael Vick. Dungy is an incredible person and without him this may not have happened this quickly.

People make poor decisions, I know I have, and need to show they deserve a second chance. I believe Michael Vick has done that and has earned this opportunity and I hope people everywhere see the rehabilitated man and not the awful deeds in his past.