posted on Dec, 10 2003 @ 01:20 PM
The Atlanta Falcons have sacked coach Dan Reeves and replaced him on an interim basis with defensive co-ordinator Wade Phillips.
With just three games left in a disastrous season, the Falcons decided it was time for Reeves to go.
Atlanta had high expectations in 2003, but Michael Vick, one of the NFL's most electrifying players, missed the first 11 games of the season with a
broken right fibula.
The quarterback made his first start of the year in Sunday's 20-14 win over the Carolina Panthers.
The Falcons were 3-10 this season under Reeves, who at one point publicly questioned whether Vick might have been able to return to the field sooner.