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10 minutes ago, capologist said:

June 12th, 2009:  The Atlanta Falcons release MIchael Vick

 

10 year anniversary, time flies...

Wish it never ended the way it did, but hey...the things that the Falcons and the fans have endured since '66 can only make us stronger right?

Credit to MV because it's been 10 years and he still shows his presence for support around the Falcons organization and Atlanta!

 

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9 minutes ago, JD dirtybird21 said:

2007 was by far the worst season ever 

2007 gave us joey harrington...:(

 

oops dec 11th 2019 will mark the 12th anniv of bobby quitting.  even with MV  he would probably have bailed sooner than later if things didnt progress

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5 minutes ago, VTCrunkler said:

2007 gave us joey harrington...:(

 

oops dec 11th 2019 will mark the 12th anniv of bobby quitting.  even with MV  he would probably have bailed sooner than later if things didnt progress

It definitely worked out for the best. But man that season just felt absolutely hopeless

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2 hours ago, E. T. said:

Wish it never ended the way it did, but hey...the things that the Falcons and the fans have endured since '66 can only make us stronger right?

Credit to MV because it's been 10 years and he still shows his presence for support around the Falcons organization and Atlanta!

 

I wish it never ended that way either but I credit the guy for taking ownership of it and coming back from it even if it wasn't with us. 

I will always appreciate how he electrified this franchise.  I remember it being 3 and 10+ numerous times and thinking, "we're about to get a first down".  I truly believe he revolutionized the modern QB position, getting GMs and coaches to buy into the fact that they could win big with a mobile QB rather than just seeing them as a gimmick or trick play pony, and paved the way for Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, etc.   

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1 hour ago, 1989Fan said:

Had the news about Vick broke a bit sooner we would have kept Schaub, which would have really changed history between Pigtrino, not drafting Ryan, which could have gotten TD fired, etc....such a ripple effect.

Yes. I never thought Vick as a leader. I was distraught when they traded Schaub.

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28 minutes ago, JD dirtybird21 said:

It definitely worked out for the best. But man that season just felt absolutely hopeless

it did indeed workout.  but it was an uneasy time because no one knew what was to come.  and Q has gone through his self inflicted h@ll since.

 

the year MV broke his leg also felt helpless 

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5 hours ago, 1989Fan said:

Had the news about Vick broke a bit sooner we would have kept Schaub, which would have really changed history between Pigtrino, not drafting Ryan, which could have gotten TD fired, etc....such a ripple effect.

 

If the Falcons had kept Schaub, I don't think Petrino leaves and stays Falcons HC at least for a little bit longer because they wouldn't have been as bad(but still not that good).

 

Schaub was much better than the Harrington/Leftwich suckfest. He actually started off looking like a pretty decent QB once he got his 1st full season as a starter under him.

 

Only until he let those string of pick 6 games throw him off mentally he started to lose confidence around the end of his tenure in Houston and was never the same.

 

TD probably would've never became Falcons GM as McKay would've probably had a bit longer leash.

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Schaub played very well for a few seasons in Houston. Hard to know if Petrino would have stayed longer. He might have, but he did alienate a lot of players in that 2007 season. A terrible year for Atlanta, although special mention (imo) to 2013 when I thought we'd be good and ended up 4-12.

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I was upset when Vick was sentenced ro prison, I was hoping you know as a 20 something he would study and come back then be better than ever.

We had that season and redman was not horrible. I can't even imagine a team picking up a street guy to run a program now. But seriously I have seen worse. After Harrington lefwitch Redman was ok. Kinda shows me some guys should get more chances. Crazy time.

The draft was there and I couldn't even think but I definitely didn't want the DT sleeper lots if ppl wanted. But I didn't want a qb either . Honestly i leaned more to QB but I knew that would be it for Vick. 

That first pass against the Lions I was happy. No one gave us a chance in that game.

Then I was ok we are good, I hoped Vick would also do good when he cane back. 

Then he signed with the eagles, after that I couldn't root for him after the eagles spanking us in the NFC championship and regular season. It was my most hated team. 

Then in garbage time he came in to beat us in his first action since he left. 

That could have crushed alot of QBs and teams . I hated Vick for a while after that. Took till he went to Pittsburgh for me to block those memories. That said. He does support Atlanta. He doesn't talk bad about anyone. He is loved again. But the Philly thing will always peeve me off. Any team any but Philly no freaking way. 

It's over and I can watch him again in a falcons uniform, all time falcons great no doubt, he was our guy. But Ryan is so much better of a qb and I guess that helps me forget all the bad. We are very lucky

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3 hours ago, metatron360 said:

I was upset when Vick was sentenced ro prison, I was hoping you know as a 20 something he would study and come back then be better than ever.

We had that season and redman was not horrible. I can't even imagine a team picking up a street guy to run a program now. But seriously I have seen worse. After Harrington lefwitch Redman was ok. Kinda shows me some guys should get more chances. Crazy time.

The draft was there and I couldn't even think but I definitely didn't want the DT sleeper lots if ppl wanted. But I didn't want a qb either . Honestly i leaned more to QB but I knew that would be it for Vick. 

That first pass against the Lions I was happy. No one gave us a chance in that game.

Then I was ok we are good, I hoped Vick would also do good when he cane back. 

Then he signed with the eagles, after that I couldn't root for him after the eagles spanking us in the NFC championship and regular season. It was my most hated team. 

Then in garbage time he came in to beat us in his first action since he left. 

That could have crushed alot of QBs and teams . I hated Vick for a while after that. Took till he went to Pittsburgh for me to block those memories. That said. He does support Atlanta. He doesn't talk bad about anyone. He is loved again. But the Philly thing will always peeve me off. Any team any but Philly no freaking way. 

It's over and I can watch him again in a falcons uniform, all time falcons great no doubt, he was our guy. But Ryan is so much better of a qb and I guess that helps me forget all the bad. We are very lucky

Philly was his only offer if I remember correctly.  Hard to judge the guy based on that.  He took the shot that was given to him.  I couldn't stand the Eagles back then either but it's hard to fault a guy that lost everything and took the only offer he was given. 

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