Even with Vick, Falcons not a playoff team

The Atlanta Falcons. who play Cincinnati in a preseason game on Monday night, appear ready to put the Michael Vick fiasco behind them, Len Pasquarelli writes.

Updated: August 26, 2007, 4:10 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- How fans here react Monday night, in the Atlanta Falcons' first game at the Georgia Dome since the NFL suspension of quarterback Michael Vick, remains to be seen.

There seems to be no such doubt for Falcons players, however, about how they will respond now that they officially know that their most high-profile teammate and biggest playmaker won't be rejoining them any time soon and has likely played his last game for the franchise.

"You don't want it to sound [coldhearted] ...

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