A word about Mike Vick
So. Fitz and I had this discussion on him. I'll spare you the conversation, as I'm sure it's boring to other people. He basically said that Atlanta could have any other average QB like Jake Delhomme or Byron Leftwich and still be as good. I disagree with that notion. If anyone remembers - a pretty average QB played for Atlanta last year, subbing in for Vick. And we all now how that went. Say what you say about McNabb, but the Eagles last year had 2 average (and even some would say below-average) QB's subbing in for him, and they won 4 straight. But anyway - Mike Vick is one of the most naturally gifted QB's in the league. The problem is consistancy. But no one can doubt his arm. It is amazing. And certainly, no one can doubt his legs. Defensive Coordinators don't gameplan against his throwing, running, and throwing while running for the fun of it. He can make plays no one else can. On third-and-17, I would rather have Vick than possibly any other QB in the league. Obviously, not every play is third-and-17, and so Vick will make mistakes. But he's young, and, with all his natural talent, he will become an elite passer someday. As of now, he can make big plays or bad ones, and that's why you couldn't ever count the Falcons out - because of his big plays. Atlanta lost because Vick had more mistakes than big plays. And ultimately - Vick could have carried the average Falcons if he had all big plays. Unfortunately, he had more mistakes - and look where the Falcons are at now.