Falcons QB reiterates he has final say

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Reeves
insisted he's not pressuring Michael Vick to get back on the field,
while the ailing quarterback bumped up his scheduled return by a

Vick, recovering from a broken right leg, said Thursday he hopes
to be playing by the Nov. 30 game at Houston -- not Dec. 7 against
Carolina, which he indicated a day earlier.

Reeves took issue with the media for the way his comments
Wednesday were reported. He had said: "Mike needs to get back as
soon as he possibly can" and "if he's going to be better, it's
going to be getting in ballgames."

"Never once did I indicate anything that was written, so you
definitely had a different slant on it than I did," Reeves told
reporters Thursday.

Once again, Vick said he won't play until he's fully recovered.
"I understand exactly where Coach Reeves is coming from," he
said. "Trust me -- I want to be out on the field, too, playing, but
if I can't do it, then how can I go out there and play? I can't go
out and give my all."

Vick fractured his fibula in an Aug. 16 preseason game. The bone
has healed, but he has too much pain to cut as he runs.

"Me and the trainers -- Coach Reeves -- we all have a big part,
but what it all boils down to is it's my decision," Vick said.
"I'll be glad when the rehab is over."