*Michael Vick’s journey of exorcising negativity reaches another crossroads Sunday night when the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback ventures back to Atlanta as a starter to meet the wounded Falcons and their jeering fan base.

“He’ll be excited,” Eagles Coach Andy Reid said of his quarterback this week on a Philadelphia television show. “Michael is a competitive guy. Quiet. But very competitive.”

Atlantans embraced Vick’s fire when he took them to the NFC championship game in 2005 (against the Eagles), but he left town on awful terms when his leadership of a dogfighting ring landed him in federal prison.

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