On Falcons quarterback Michael Vick:
"He is a special athlete with the ability to run the football at the quarterback position. He reminds me a lot of some of the great returners that have been in the National Football League. Once he gets out in space he can break you down and turn a very minimal gain into a long gain because he can make you miss in space. That is the most dangerous thing about him. He has improved throwing the football. I know how he is being coached down there because Bill (Musgrave) was here and you can see he has been working hard on those kinds of things. We have our work cut out for us. He is a very explosive athlete. When you think you have the play leveraged correctly, his athleticism can break you down in space."
On if Atlanta is the best run team because of Michael Vick or because of their scheme:
"He adds an awful lot into the dimension himself. He adds a lot into the open spaces where you have to make sure you are accounting for him. Most quarterbacks in the National Football League you don't account for. You zero in on the running back and you zero in on the exact blocking scheme that you are going to see at the point of attack. Here you have to account for him and the things he can do going out the back door and the bootlegs and all the rushing stats that they get with designed called pass plays that break down and he scrambles. A large part of it is him."
On if they have used Antwaan Randle El (WR, #82) on the scout team to help them prepare for a player like Michael Vick:
"We have given him a few snaps and he has given us a nice picture in practice yesterday and today. We try to do everything we can to get our guys prepared for game situations but it is still pretty hard to picture it exactly in practice."
On if he is surprised that Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has been so up and down in the passing game:
"A lot of it falls back on the passer. He has had some drops in the passing game too. They have had some times when they have been overloaded in the protection part of it. It usually always falls back on the shoulders of the quarterback. I have seen steady improvement year by year in him. We have our work cut out for us."
On how Falcons quarterback Michael Vick doesn't always look to run when he is outside of the pocket:
"Now he will look to throw the ball down the field. When he first started it was one of those things when it was immediately a run. Now you have to make sure you do a good job in coverage because he will buy himself a little bit of extra time before he decides to run the football. That puts more burden and stress on your coverage."
On what has helped with the improvement of Kedric Golston (DT, #64):
"His comfort level of knowing how we want him to play and then getting used to the speed of the game. That only comes with the experience of being on the field and playing in live competition. He is a powerful man. He has narrowed his scope of understanding to exactly what we are asking him to do. Greg Blache (Defensive Coordinator-Defensive Line) and Kirk Olivadotti (Defensive Line-Special Teams) have done a good job of using repetitive technique to improve his technique. It has been nice to see him push himself through most walls that rookies hit. They hit that wall usually in late October and early November. He has been able to push right through there because he is still improving."
On how much having Troy Vincent (S, #23) has helped Sean Taylor (S, #21):
"I would hope a lot. You would have to talk to those guys about that. As soon as Troy got in here that is one thing I talked to all of them about, not just Sean. I talked to Reed (Doughty, S, #37), Shawn Springs (CB, #24) and Carlos Rogers (CB, #22). I talked to all the really young DB's. Anytime you get a chance to be around a veteran that has played as long as he has and played at a level he has, you need to make sure you do everything you can to pick his brain."
On if he felt the last game against Carolina was Sean Taylor's (S, #21) best game:
"He has been playing very well. The fact that he had a game ending play, the fact that he made a play in a series at the end of the ball with a great open field tackle, those things stand out in everyone's mind. He is only a couple of tackles away from his personal best already. We have involved him a lot in the run front. We have given him more opportunities to be around the point of attack. He has produced all year long. It is just nice to do it in a win and to be a part of a win. It was a significant play that allowed us to win. He has played solid all year."