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What do you make of the Vick situation?

Michael Vick
We are into the summer doldrums now.

The baseball season is heating up, while my beloved Yankees are fading away, the NBA Playoffs are creeping along, I just discovered that they still play hockey and that the Stanley Cup finals have begun, and it's golf season.

All of this means that, on a day-to-day basis, there isn't much happening in the football world. That, however, does not mean we don't have things to talk about.

As we count down the hours to training camp, I'd like to occasionally address some of the news that has happened around the league this off-season.

There is no better place to start than with Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and this whole dog-fighting controversy.

Vick is under investigation to determine if he has any involvement in dog fighting after a raid at his property in April turned up 66 dogs, including 55 pit bulls, and equipment that can be associated with dog fighting.

Vick was called "one of the heavyweights' of the dog fighting world by a confidential source in a recent ESPN article.

What do you guys make of this mess? If his involvement is proven, what type of punishment will Vick face from both law enforcement and the NFL?

This is the latest in a series of incidents for Vick. There was also the airport water bottle fiasco and the time Vick flipped off a fan after a game last season.

Beyond all the legal questions is a more basic one for Falcons owner Arthur Blank and first-year coach Bobby Petrino. That is, even if Vick avoids jail time in the dog fighting situation is he a guy you still have faith in to be the centerpiece of your franchise?

My answer to that would have to be no. The reality is, when I watch Vick play, I just don't see a guy who is a very good quarterback. I see a guy who can run around and throw the ball a long way, but even after six years in the league I don't see a guy who really knows what he's doing.

And all these other incidents tell me he really isn't all that interested in figuring it out.

No matter what happens with Vick between now and Week 1 I think the Falcons better start looking for an exit strategy.

Your thoughts?