Role reversal: Turner ready to seize long-awaited opportunity

A little-used backup in San Diego, RB Michael Turner is relishing his status as the featured attraction in Atlanta, writes Pat Yasinskas.

Originally Published: May 23, 2008
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- For the record, on the afternoon of March 1, the Georgia Force lost an Arena League game to the Dallas Desperados, 51-41. Unofficially, consider it a victory for Arthur Blank.

He's the man who owns the Force and the Atlanta Falcons, who might have been the biggest winners of all that day. As the Force and Desperadoes played, running back Michael Turner, perhaps the biggest prize in free agency, was sitting in The Arena at Gwinnett Center.

"The fans were all yelling ...

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