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Joey Harrington
PETER KING
August 06, 2007
FALCONS CAMP, FLOWERY BRANCH, GA. First-year coach Bobby Petrino most likely won't have to worry about his new quarterback's off-field conduct--Joey Harrington plays jazz piano in his free time. But Petrino must be petrified about this: In only one of Harrington's five seasons with Detroit and Miami has he thrown more TD passes than interceptions. What's more, since 2003 the Falcons have a .566 winning percentage with Michael Vick starting and .154 when he's been out. "We're just trying to rally around Joey," said tight end Alge Crumpler after the first day of camp. Harrington, the No. 3 pick in '02, knows he can't replace Vick, but he's a quick learner, and Petrino's system, which allows the QB the freedom to make line calls, could suit him. "It's the complete opposite of [the Lions'] West Coast offense," Harrington says, "so I feel great about this team."
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August 06, 2007

Joey Harrington

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FALCONS CAMP, FLOWERY BRANCH, GA. First-year coach Bobby Petrino most likely won't have to worry about his new quarterback's off-field conduct-- Joey Harrington plays jazz piano in his free time. But Petrino must be petrified about this: In only one of Harrington's five seasons with Detroit and Miami has he thrown more TD passes than interceptions. What's more, since 2003 the Falcons have a .566 winning percentage with Michael Vick starting and .154 when he's been out. "We're just trying to rally around Joey," said tight end Alge Crumpler after the first day of camp. Harrington, the No. 3 pick in '02, knows he can't replace Vick, but he's a quick learner, and Petrino's system, which allows the QB the freedom to make line calls, could suit him. "It's the complete opposite of [the Lions'] West Coast offense," Harrington says, "so I feel great about this team."

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