Controversy swirling, Vick sticks to plan

With controversy swirling around him, Michael Vick uncharacteristically stuck to the game plan drawn up by his advisers, Len Pasquarelli writes.

Updated: May 14, 2007, 11:42 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- If noted X's and O's designer Bobby Petrino can coach up Michael Vick half as well as the guy who tutored the Atlanta quarterback for a Friday morning media session following a minicamp practice, you can book the Falcons for Super Bowl XLII.

Only if someone had stood before him holding cue cards could Vick have offered a more rehearsed performance. For a player whose success in six NFL seasons has been predicated largely on his remarkable improvisational skills, ...

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