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    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick believes Virginia Tech overreacted when the school dismissed his brother,
    Marcus, from the football team after he stomped on an opposing player during the Gator Bowl.

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    Re: College Falcons' QB Vick defends his troubled brother

    Marcus Vick probably wont make it to the NFL.The Commission is going to see him as to much trouble:After putting up with players the likes of Lawrence Phillips I could understand why.

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      Re: College Falcons' QB Vick defends his troubled brother

      vick is sticking up for his brother, like anyone else would do, bottom line is his brother is a punk and nothing but trouble, nfl teams,take it from the team that drafted lawrence phillips,stay away, its not worth it.

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      • RamDez
        Falcons let Vick be Vick
        by RamDez
        By Lori Shontz

        Of the Post-Dispatch
        09/18/2004

        Michael Vick was injured while playing in an exhibition game a year ago and missed most of the season.
        (John Amis/AP)





        His biggest adjustment to the Atlanta Falcons' new offensive scheme? Michael Vick didn't have to agonize over that answer.

        "Waking up every morning and coming to the building to study the offense," he said.

        You see, Vick normally awakens at 8 a.m. But to be walking in the door to the practice facility at 7, Vick must wake up at 6:15.

        "That's a big difference," he said.

        "Other than that, it's just football," Vick added. "You've got to learn to execute the plays and do what the coach is asking for. There was really nothing tough about it."

        Yet for all Vick's blase attitude, his transition to the new scheme - commonly labeled as the West Coast offense - made the preseason a stressful one for Falcons fans.

        First, of course, came the worry that Vick would be injured. That was a leftover from the previous season, when a broken fibula in an exhibition game knocked him out for all but four games of the regular season.

        So Vick played sparingly during this preseason, sparking worries that he wasn't yet comfortable in the new offense. Plus, a hamstring injury kept him out of the Falcons' third exhibition game. Vick completed only five passes during the preseason.

        "I knew there was really no way I was going to win that one ... no matter what I did," said Jim Mora Jr., who took over as head coach when Dan Reeves was fired after last season. "I just couldn't wait for the regular season to get here so it would all go away."

        And that's just about what happened.

        The Falcons beat San Francisco in their opener and Vick played well, completing 13 of 22 passes for 163 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

        "Fortunately he went out in the first half and had a nice first half the other day, and I think that put a lot of people here at ease in terms of him being ready to play in this offense," said Mora, who insists that calling the Falcons' scheme the West Coast offense is not technically correct.

        To some who watched - including Rams defensive lineman Tyoka Jackson, who is preparing for Sunday's game in the Georgia Dome - that game showed that Vick is moving toward yet another level.

        "I see a progression," Jackson said. "I see a guy who's trying to be a quarterback, who's seeing the passes he needs to make. And then when a play breaks down ... you see the same old Michael Vick."

        To think of another level is saying a lot about Vick, who, as the Falcons' media guide puts it, possesses "rare athletic abilities not before seen at the quarterback
        ...
        -09-19-2004, 04:38 AM
      • txramsfan
        5 Falcons fined for supporting Vick
        by txramsfan
        http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns


        5 Falcons fined for displaying Michael Vick messages

        December 18, 2007

        NEW YORK (AP) -- Roddy White and four other Atlanta Falcons were fined by the NFL for violating uniform regulations with tributes to Michael Vick during last week's Monday night game.

        Vick, Atlanta's suspended Pro Bowl quarterback, was sentenced to 23 months in prison on federal dogfighting charges the morning of Dec. 10. The Falcons played at home against New Orleans that night.


        After scoring a touchdown, White displayed a "Free Mike Vick" T-shirt under his jersey.

        He, along with tight end Alge Crumpler and cornerbacks DeAngelo Hall and Chris Houston, were fined $10,000 each. Crumpler, Hall and Houston all wore black eye strips with written tributes to Vick, which the league called "displaying an unauthorized personal message."

        Wide receiver Joe Horn was fined $7,500 for pulling up White's jersey to show the black T-shirt with handwritten white lettering. The fines were confirmed Tuesday by NFL spokesman Randall Liu.

        Hall also had a poster of Vick on the field during pre-game introductions.

        The Falcons lost the game 34-14.
        -12-18-2007, 02:12 PM
      • RamsFan16
        Falcons | Team will not pursue Ma. Vick
        by RamsFan16
        Falcons | Team will not pursue Ma. Vick
        Sat, 25 Feb 2006 20:35:03 -0800

        Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the Atlanta Falcons will not pursue Virginia Tech QB Marcus Vick in the NFL Draft. Falcons general manager Rich McKay said the team does not plan to interview any quarterbacks.
        -02-25-2006, 09:57 PM
      • ramsbruce
        Vick Pleads Not Guilty
        by ramsbruce
        Falcons star QB scheduled for late November trial
        Thursday July 26, 2007 4:15PM

        RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Michael Vick pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal dogfighting allegations and was released without bond until a Nov. 26 trial.

        The Atlanta Falcons quarterback and three others entered their pleas in U.S. District Court to charges involving competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting, and conducting the enterprise across state lines. Federal prosecutors allege the operation -- known as Bad Newz Kennels -- operated on Vick's property in Surry County.

        U.S. Magistrate Dennis W. Dohnal, in releasing the defendants without bond, said the judicial system is grounded on the principle that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty "no matter how heinous the allegations may be."

        Among the conditions set for all the defendants is that they surrender their passports, that they not travel outside their immediate area without court approval, and that they do not sell or possess any canine.

        In addition, Vick was ordered to surrender any animal breeder or kennel license.

        Vick arrived at the courthouse at 3 p.m. in a black sport utility vehicle and was booed by a crowd of hundreds as he emerged.

        Vick, in a dark suit and blue shirt, looked straight ahead as he walked up the ramp to the courthouse and did not respond to reporters.

        The allegations detailed in a graphic, 18-page indictment sparked protests by animal rights groups at the headquarters of the NFL and the Falcons, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has barred Vick from training camp while the league investigates.

        Falcons owner Arthur Blank said the team wanted to suspend Vick for four games, the maximum penalty a team can assess a player, but the NFL asked him to wait. Instead, Blank has told his embattled player to focus on his legal problems, not football.

        Thursday, the Falcons opened their first camp under coach Bobby Petrino.

        http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....ap/index.html
        -07-26-2007, 03:24 PM
      • RamWraith
        The offense, not defense, will have to stop Vick
        by RamWraith
        By Bernie Miklasz
        Of the Post-Dispatch
        Thursday, Jan. 13 2005

        Playoff update: The Rams don't have the Seattle Seahawks to kick around
        anymore. As exciting as it has been to watch the Rams come to life, momentum
        can only take them so far. And this week the Rams are going to Atlanta.
        Unfortunately, they can't return to Seattle to torment Mike Holmgren and the
        NFL's most gutless team.

        It's one thing to travel to the Pacific Northwest and slap around the feckless
        Seahawks. After all, the Rams did that in the regular season, before they
        supposedly found a righteous path to their newfound glory.

        A playoff win is an impressive achievement, but was anyone really surprised to
        see the Rams hold off Seattle? The terrain, and the challenge, have changed.
        Now the Rams move up in class. Now they go to Atlanta and the Georgia Dome
        hothouse. Now the Rams must face the Falcons, who clobbered them by 17 points
        in the second game of the season.

        "They lined up and whipped us, and whipped us good," Rams coach Mike Martz
        said. "And not because we didn't have somebody. They lined up and physically
        whipped us on both sides of the ball."

        And now the Rams face their own version of Mission Impossible: They have to
        trap Michael Vick, who bobbed and weaved through an overwhelmed, overheated,
        oxygen-deprived, arm-tackling, flat-footed Rams defense on Sept. 19.

        In a one-man demonstration of futuristic quarterbacking, Vick all but used the
        game to film another Nike commercial, with Rams' defenders serving as extras
        and props. Vick rushed for 109 yards, averaging 9.1 yards a carry, and
        completed 73 percent of his throws. Vick played at 70 mph. The Rams crawled
        along in the slow lane.

        "Obviously, Michael Vick did what he wanted," Rams quarterback Marc Bulger
        said.

        Vick is basically the best option quarterback in football history.

        The Rams may be able to prevent Vick from going off again, but I tend to doubt
        it. The Rams did a superb job of halting Seattle running back Shaun Alexander
        last week, but Atlanta is a different beast. When Seattle opts to run, everyone
        in the stadium knows Alexander will carry the ball. But Atlanta isn't as
        formatted. Vick can zoom off on a designed bootleg. Vick can fake a run and
        slip the ball to halfback Warrick Dunn. Vick can hand off to 242-pound
        bulldozer T.J. Duckett. Or Vick can drop back to pass, then launch himself on a
        scramble.

        Tapping into such grand diversity and extreme athleticism, the Falcons led the
        NFL in rushing. Coach Jim Mora wisely plays to this strength. When the Falcons
        get the early lead, which is often the...
        -01-14-2005, 05:31 AM
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