Michael Vick
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"Michael Dwayne Vick" is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He has previously played for the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.

Vick played college football at Virginia Tech Hokies football/Virginia Tech, where as a freshman he placed third in the Heisman Trophy balloting. He left after his sophomore year to enter the National Football League/NFL and was drafted List of first overall National Football League draft picks/first overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2001 NFL Draft, the first African-American quarterback ever taken in that position. In six seasons with the Falcons, he gained wide popularity for his performance on the field, and led the Falcons to the playoffs twice. During his tenure with Atlanta, Vick was selected to three Pro Bowls.

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It's been loud before, but I don't think Monday night could set a new record for volume. That's what we want our fans to do. They're the best.

I'm probably going to make the final decision. I'm the only one who knows how bad I'm hurting and what I can do and what I can't do.

This time it's going to be in different weather conditions. I think that will be a plus for us.

It was minus-10 degrees. That's tough. We weren't prepared for that. We didn't play a game all year in the cold weather. I'm not making any excuses. We still had a chance to win the game. But it was tough.

We're ready to beat anybody, ... You just have to be confident in what you are doing.

We left the game with a bit of confidence. We weren't happy we lost; nobody's ever happy when they lose, but we learned that you have to take advantage of those opportunities when they come up.

I have never been in that situation, ... But evidently from what they have been doing in the preseason, they have been able to manage the situation and handle it.

People can say what they want to say.

I'm kind of sick of the fact that everyone wants to praise me in the running game. My goal is try to make them respect me in the passing game, too.