Michael Vick changed. When the game he had loved his entire life was taken from him - through a major fault of his own - Vick missed football more than he ever thought he would. He grew to appreciate the game, his freedom to play it, and his place in the National Football League. Vick's love for football is genuine; if it wasn't, he would not have played at the level he did before injuring his rib cartilage against Washington two weeks ago.
Ashley Fox covers the NFL for The Inquirer.