17 Jun 2005
In this week's mailbag, Paul Zimmerman revisits the subject of how the Falcons' offense could operate if Mike Vick became a single-wing tailback. I love the idea, but it'll never happen, as Jim Mora seems intent on turning Vick into a dropback passer.
Elsewhere, Zimmerman says things with which I agree (Ray Lewis "slipped noticeably last year"), with which I disagree ("Both Green Bay guards had slipped a little last year"), and which I note without comment ("In the old days I had a beautiful office at Sports Illustrated with a nice window and everything. It was one floor below the main editorial enclave, right next to the office of Julie Campbell, the mamma san of the swimsuit models. Every now and then they'd be in for some promotion or other, so I'd duck out into the hall for a quick hello. What surprised me was how much thinner they looked than their photos. I mean the collarbones and everything. Pretty giggly, too. Kind of like prep-school girls.")
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Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?