Michael Vick: Why Atlanta Falcons Fans Shouldn't Welcome Vick Back

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IISeptember 18, 2011

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 6: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick #7 looks for a receiver against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first half on October 6, 2002 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The Buccaneers defeated the Falcon 20-6. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images).
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Michael Vick quite possibly could be public enemy number one in Atlanta when he returns to the Georgia Dome this Sunday. This should not be the case though.

Michael Vick left it all on the field for the Falcons in his time as a starter.

This is something that the Falcons fans should tip their cap to, and applaud him out of a respect for what he did for their franchise.

If fans are angry with the personal issues that sent him to prison, then there is understanding there.

But Vick has paid his debt to society.

His life choices made him crumble for a while and he has had to work very hard to get back on top. Why not applaud the man for changing?

There is no indication that Vick's intentions are fake; he seems to only want the best for the community as he tries to better it and himself. Vick is more of a role model now then ever.

Do fans resent that he is having success somewhere else?

Why should they? Matt Ryan is a quarterback that has changed the face of the franchise. Ryan has made the Falcons capable of a more complete football game. There is no streakiness to his play. He is a comfortable pocket passer who has great chemistry with his receivers, and has a really good presence in the huddle.

The movement that the Falcons franchise has went in post Vick is something that fans should be enjoying.

When Michael Vick enters the Georgia Dome Falcons fans should stand up and applaud their former leader.

They should enjoy a classic performance by Vick and watch their Falcons battle the Eagles.

More then anything they should just support their team.