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Injured Falcons quarterback Michael Vick
SI: Ever lie in bed at night and say, "Why me?"
Vick: No. This is God's plan. I was hoping it would not include me getting injured, but it did.
SI: Ray Lewis told me that you guys met on the field before the game in which you got hurt. He said you were a little bummed out about having to play two quarters in that game, and he sort of scolded you, saying, "Go out and play one way—like Mike Vick." True?
Vick: I don't remember everything we said, but I have always believed that when I step on the field, I can only play at full speed. Even this injury will not change the way I play.
SI: What's your gut feeling about when you'll return?
Vick: Oct. 5, against Minnesota.
SI: Michael or Mike? Which do you prefer?
Vick: I guess I would say Mike. That's what the guys call me.
SI: What's September going to be like for the Falcons?