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Doug Farrar

Doug Farrar

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A Small-Market Bounty?


There are a few destinations that make sense for Michael Vick.

Oakland has the obvious long history of welcoming "problem children" in to the fold, plus they have the multi-running back set, read-option offense, and zone-blocking scheme that Vick succeeded with in Atlanta.

Jacksonville is desperate for offensive weapons - almost as desperate as they are to fill the seats. Vick would benefit from starting in a small market, as well. Buffalo has many of the same arguments, plus a player in Terrell Owens who has publically supported Vick's return to the league.

New England has been mentioned as a possible option for a Wildcat-style player, but I'm not sure how feasible that is. Bill Belichick has had enough distractions over the last few years.

Mike Singletary has mentioned the 49ers as a possible option, but I think you have to eliminate any team that's trying to get public funding for a stadium, which also takes the Vikings out of the equation. Too bad - if there's one thing that would put people on Vick's side, it'd be having the Vikings using him as an ultimatum generator and ending the Favre story once and for all.

Eliminate the obvious destinations - Atlanta, Seattle (they've got a lot of the old Atlanta staff there), Miami (Pat White), and you're left with a lot of different possibilities. In the end, I think it's a team not looking to sell, but looking to raise awareness and interest, and just desperate enough to do something like this. My bet's on either the Jags or the Bills.

By Doug Farrar  |  July 27, 2009; 4:28 PM ET  | Category:  Atlanta Falcons , Crime , Doug Farrar , Michael Vick Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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