Vick even declared after the latest setback he's "sliding from here on out."
"There are going to be times when I can't get that extra yard and I just need to get down," Vick said, according to the team's website. "When I take hard hits all the time, I end up on the sideline, watching, and not being accountable to my teammates.
"It's not worth taking a big hit just for an extra yard, unless it's to get a first down or a touchdown."
After enough reminders -- he's played through numerous injuries the last three seasons -- Vick is making it very clear he understands the need to stay on the field.
"My teammates tell me every week that I need to stop taking these hits," said Vick. "When so many people are telling you something, it must have some merit."