- I DID NOT, post this to stir this discussion again. Just as a followup with some quotes that might be of interest to the board frequenters.
It was rather interesting to here Mora's take on how Knapp should be free'd up to run the offense, and not QB coach so much. Basically implied Johnson wasn't doing anything, and that Knapp was spending all his time coaching Vick. Now we've got Musgrave, whose very familiar with our offense, to guide Mike daily, and let Knapp run the total offense. Sounds good to me.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Atlanta Falcons earlier this year changed quarterbacks coaches, which seemed to signal that the club was concerned about the direction of Michael Vick's career.
Not so fast, folks.
Both coach Jim Mora and offensive coordinator Greg Knapp this week pledged allegiances to him and offered evidence that Vick -- the team's starting quarterback the past four seasons -- is moving forward.
More than that, Mora defiantly defended his quarterback against charges that he regressed last season.
"Absolutely untrue," he said. "As an offense, in two years we've gone from 29th to 12th. We led the league in rushing the last two years so, obviously, something improved -- and it was our pass game. We were second in the league in third-down percentage, and you don't get to that unless you have a quarterback who makes something happen. (Vick) continues to make strides forward."
"It's a pretty good representation, and not just because they're both lefties," said Mora. "At the time that Steve was coming into his own as a quarterback, he was a different style than what people were used to seeing -- and Mike's like that. It took Steve quite a while to get comfortable doing what he does and develop into the guy we saw at the end of his career. It doesn't just happen overnight."