From: Fox, Ashley

To: Wyche, Steve; Ledbetter, D. Orlando

Re: MV7's return

Michael Vick returned to Atlanta yesterday. It seemed, given everything going on in the ATL over the weekend, that it was a side note. Vick made it a big story, however, by scoring two touchdowns in the Eagles' 34-7 win over the Falcons.

You guys covered Vick during his time in Atlanta. D., you still cover the Falcons while Steve is now covering the league at NFL.com. How do people in Atlanta feel about Vick? And what did you make of his performance yesterday?

From: Wyche, Steve

To: Fox, Ashley; Ledbetter, D. Orlando

Re: MV7's return

I'll tell you how people feel: Having covered him at his high point and his demise with the Falcons, I was constantly checking on how he was playing while I was at the Raiders-Steelers game for NFL.com/NFL Network. I don't have a rooting interest, but he still captivated my curiosity because I knew this would be an emotional and huge game for him and for the thousands of his fans - and detractors - in Atlanta.

Vick made the franchise relevant and a lot of people, especially those Atlantans who suffered for decades with a bad team, appreciate what Vick did for the team and the infusion of energy he brought to the city. The fact that he came in and scored twice Sunday had to be great for him, because not only did he make another mark on a city where he's made several marks in his career, I'd guess he probably gained more confidence in himself in terms of having a decent future in the NFL.

From: Ledbetter, D. Orlando

To: Fox, Ashley; Wyche, Steve

Re: MV7's return

He was booed pretty resoundingly during introductions. But as the game got out of hand and the Falcons fans left, it turned into a Vick love fest.

The chants of "We Want Vick" in the third quarter showed that he still has a lot of fans here. Give Andy Reid credit for sending him into the game.

The performance wasn't that special. He ran a couple of Wildcat plays and threw some errant passes. His pass to Reggie Brown was underthrown and would have been a touchdown. The pass to Celek was behind him and turned him around. He was so open off the play call that it didn't really matter.

From: Fox, Ashley

To: Wyche, Steve; Ledbetter, D. Orlando

Re: MV7's return

You might not have thought it was that special, but Vick contributed the most he has all season. He hadn't sniffed the end zone before yesterday, so the fact he scored two touchdowns was a significant upgrade.

I saw Vick talking with Falcons owner Arthur Blank before the game. I know the Falcons don't look back and are happy with Matt Ryan and the direction the franchise is headed, but I had to wonder what Blank et al were thinking when Vick helped the Eagles pile it on.

From: Wyche, Steve

To: Fox, Ashley; Ledbetter, D. Orlando

Re: MV7's return

I know this, the Falcons, as an organization, have to hate the two scoops of misery they got served: A loss that could knock them out of the playoffs and to have Vick come back and add to the drubbing they took at home. While Tiger Woods and the SEC championship took Vick off the radar leading up to the game, his performance Sunday is going to put him front and center on talk radio, blogs, and headlines for days.