Petrino eager to help elevate Falcons' passing game

Updated: January 8, 2007, 6:46 PM ET
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Bobby Petrino will have an impact on Michael Vick and the Falcons. Just ask team owner Arthur Blank.

Blank sees Petrino, who was hired away from the University of Louisville, "as a difference-maker."

"Bobby knows how to motivate," Blank said Monday. "He knows how to teach. He knows how to get the best out of his athletes. ... He'll push Michael Vick to higher levels."

"I think the No. 1 thing that drew my interest was Rich [McKay] ...

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