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The Atlanta Falcons began training camp with Michael Vick's federal indictment for dogfighting hanging over their heads.

From there, the season quickly fell apart.

By the time Atlanta ended a six-game losing streak on Sunday, Vick was three weeks into a 23-month prison sentence and former coach Bobby Petrino was recruiting at Arkansas.

The Falcons also finished their 4-12 season without a head coach and still trying to determine the future of general manager Rich McKay.

Owner Arthur Blank, already turned down by Bill Cowher and rebuffed by Bill Parcells, plans to replace McKay before the team hires another coach.

Whoever takes the job will be Atlanta's sixth coach since December 2003.

Petrino quit after 13 games.

Dan Reeves and Jim Mora were fired.

Wade Phillips and Emmitt Thomas worked three games each as interim replacements.

By the time the Falcons finally had a coach (Thomas) and a quarterback (Chris Redman) who seemed capable of winning, the season was over.

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