Whispers from around the NFL

Updated: December 23, 2003, 3:05 PM ET
By Pro Football Weekly
  • Don't believe the talk that Falcons QB Michael Vick will have input into who will be the team's next head coach. Insiders say Vick will have no say whatsoever on who will replace Dan Reeves on a permanent basis.

  • Cardinals vice president of football operations Rod Graves was in Mobile, Ala. last week to scout Miami (Ohio) QB Ben Roethlisberger in the GMAC Bowl.

  • Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer raised some eyebrows last week when he said LaDainian Tomlinson was the best running back he has ever seen. Schottenheimer, who has been involved in pro football for 27 years, said he believes Tomlinson, in just his third year, is a combination of Barry Sanders and Walter Payton.