The Falcons are hoping defensive end Patrick Kerney turns out to be a lot flashier than his choice in cars. The team's first-round pick in 1999, he still drives the '91 Volvo wagon his parents gave him during his freshman year at Virginia. "There's a lot of nice rides around here," Kerney says, "but mine gets me where I need to go." Atlanta hopes he can drive its pass rush after the departure of Chuck Smith, who signed with the Panthers. A former lacrosse player at Virginia, Kerney had 2� sacks in limited action last season. "He's got a good motor and good technique," defensive line coach Bill Kollar says. "But he needs to get bigger and stronger." The 6'5" Kerney already added 15 pounds, to 272, during the off-season.