If you’d like to get a look at what it could’ve looked like if Michael Vick had remained a member of the Atlanta Falcons, tonight’s Pro Bowl first quarter is the event for you. On the NFC’s touchdown drive, which gave them a 7-0 lead over the AFC, Vick completed passes to Falcons WR Roddy White, TE Tony Gonzalez, and RB Michael Turner before handing off to Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli for the touchdown.
Oh, and those plays were called by Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey. It’s like an obscene time machine!
The completion to White was the biggest play of the game so far, a 23-yarder into the red zone. Vick has 49 yards on four-of-eight passing, but was brought down from behind by Miami Dolphins DE Randy Starks, which brought on more than a little deserved gloating by Starks.
Fox has cameramen popping in and out of huddles and quarterbacks mic’d up, giving the game a very up-close feel.