Without Vick, strength of Petrino's system will be tested
Bobby Petrino's offense could thrive without Michael Vick, but only if Atlanta's lower-profile offensive players rise to the occasion, writes Len Pasquarelli.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons veterans filed into the interview room Thursday afternoon like a parade of defense witnesses, aiming to deliver their collectively well-practiced testimony to a jury of media skeptics.
The message the group offered, that the Falcons have not folded their tents just because their dynamic ringmaster is off defending himself against a federal indictment on dogfighting charges, seemed to possess twofold intent. It was as much meant to convince the players ...
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Training camp reports
Jeffri Chadiha, John Clayton, Matt Mosley, Len Pasquarelli and Mike Sando are traveling the country to bring you the latest news and information from all 32 training camps. For more camp coverage, click here.
Thursday, July 26
Pasquarelli: Steelers' camp physical
Saturday, July 28
Clayton: Vikings placing faith in Jackson
Sunday, July 29
Pasquarelli: Saints' Bush eager for Act II
Monday, July 30 Pasquarelli: Bucs' Gruden likes what Garcia offers
Sunday, Aug. 5
Pasquarelli: McGahee at home in Baltimore
Monday, Aug. 6
Mosley: There's a new sheriff in Dallas
Tuesday, Aug. 7
Chadiha: Spikes savors his opportunity in Philly
Thursday, Aug. 9
Clayton: Whisenhunt whipping Cards into shape
Saturday, Aug. 11
Clayton: San Francisco brimming with confidence
Tuesday, Aug. 14
Pasquarelli: Bengals' Johnson a true workhorse
Thursday, Aug. 16
Chadiha: Even-keeled Losman ready to lead Bills
Friday, Aug. 17
Mosley: Texans' Williams sets bar high in Year 2