Some are never going to let go of what Michael Vick did -- to the dogs, to the Falcons' franchise, to this city's sports fans. But it's long since passed the time that everybody needs to move on.
Vick, who united Atlanta's sports fans, regardless of race and... - From MyAJC (blog)
But of course he drew more attention than anybody else, as evidenced by the fact he was the only one the team carved out pre-game media access for (lasting six minutes).
This was Vick’s first time back in the Dome since 2011 when he played quarterback for Philadelphia, the team he signed with after his prison sentence for funding and operating — and mostly lying about — a dog-fighting operation in his home state of Virginia.
But a lot of time has passed since then.
When I first got the call they wanted to honor the old legends and have the guys come back, I was just thankful I got the call and my name was in the mix.
But I have some very fond memories, and the teams that I was on we did some great things.” • On his favorite two or three memories in the Georgia Dome: “The play against Carolina in 2004 when I dove into the end zone and I got the touchdown (that led to a 34-31 win) that really put us in position to go to the playoffs.