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Michael Vick: Geno Smith will be 10 times better this season

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Michael Vick’s chances of starting at quarterback for the Jets this season have a lot to do with how well Geno Smith plays in his second year with the team.

Based on Vick’s Tuesday assessment of Smith’s progress, the chances aren’t good that he’ll be moving up to the top rung on the depth chart.

“He’s going to be great,” Vick said, via ESPNNewYork.com. “He’s going to be 10 times better than where he was last year, and I’m looking forward to it.”

Those who watched Smith for long stretches of last season might feel like pointing out that 10 times zero is still zero, which would hardly preclude a move to Vick coming at some point but, for now, Vick will have to be content with a brief appearance with the starters on Thursday night against the Colts.

Should Smith handle his own run with the first team well in the preseason opener, Vick probably won’t be getting much more than that come the second week of the preseason either and Smith will be well on his way to officially earning the start for Week One of the regular season. Vick thinks that will work out well for the Jets, even if it means a bench role for himself.

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35 Responses to “Michael Vick: Geno Smith will be 10 times better this season”
  1. RexCanCoach says: Aug 6, 2014 11:03 AM

    In Geno We Trust.

  2. andreweac says: Aug 6, 2014 11:05 AM

    Since Geno Smith was a below average QB -2.4 x 10 = -24.1.

    Looks like the Jets will be drafting another QB in the 1st or 2nd day of the draft. Again.

  3. succulentnipples says: Aug 6, 2014 11:06 AM

    10 x 0 = 0

  4. patriotsarespygaters says: Aug 6, 2014 11:08 AM

    lol….hehehe

  5. jetfanfolife says: Aug 6, 2014 11:09 AM

    There you go all you Mike Vick lovers should be happy now…

    Geno is going to start.

  6. bucrightoff says: Aug 6, 2014 11:10 AM

    10 times as many turnovers is going to be pretty hard but Geno has the (lack of) ability to get it done.

  7. jxt2521 says: Aug 6, 2014 11:11 AM

    But does 10 times better = average starter at least? The jets used great D and lots of luck to win a few games last year.

  8. patriotsarespygaters says: Aug 6, 2014 11:16 AM

    given:
    12td
    21int
    10x

    solution:
    12-21= -9
    -9 x 10= -90

  9. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 6, 2014 11:19 AM

    Jets, the lead leader in proclaiming themselves great.

    Too bad they don’t deliver anywhere near that on the field.

  10. weepingjebus says: Aug 6, 2014 11:19 AM

    Jets carnival barkers are in full swing as usual. It’s the people coming back out of the tent that you want to talk to.

  11. dchetz says: Aug 6, 2014 11:21 AM

    Wow…nobody told me the circus was in town! Yeah! This’ll be fun to watch.

  12. whiteknightblackheart says: Aug 6, 2014 11:21 AM

    25 td’s passing, 3 rushing td’s, and 10 or so int’s would make me a very happy Jets fan. I think that is realistically a possible jump for a second year qb with the tools he has.

  13. zoxitic says: Aug 6, 2014 11:23 AM

    What Vick meant to say was that he will be starting by week 3

  14. cheapglazers says: Aug 6, 2014 11:24 AM

    Nice Sanchize!

  15. beardinals says: Aug 6, 2014 11:25 AM

    Vick happy just collecting a paycheck?

  16. bubbybrisket says: Aug 6, 2014 11:30 AM

    Geno Smith thinks he’ll be an elite QB by the end of this season.

    It’s fun to dream…

  17. scoochpooch says: Aug 6, 2014 11:31 AM

    however, recent history shows that starting qbs actually perform worse in their 2nd year.

  18. gbrown23 says: Aug 6, 2014 11:35 AM

    Jokes going to be on you trolls when Vick is right

  19. JackedUpSports says: Aug 6, 2014 11:40 AM

    The oh-so-terrible Geno Smith went 8-8 last year.

    With the improvement he’s made this offseason, coupled with the additions they made plus that defense, Jets are winning 10 games.

    Get over it Jets haters

  20. realitycheckbaby says: Aug 6, 2014 11:41 AM

    Will this bring him all the way up to “bad” or only to “really bad”?

  21. Andrew says: Aug 6, 2014 11:47 AM

    Geno has all the physical talent needed, now we will see if he has the rest

  22. drainbameged says: Aug 6, 2014 11:48 AM

    Ten times zero is still zero…

  23. ragnarthemagnificent says: Aug 6, 2014 11:57 AM

    zing!

  24. fordmandalay says: Aug 6, 2014 12:11 PM

    What’s 10 x 0?

  25. genericcommenter says: Aug 6, 2014 12:16 PM

    A marginal-starting 34 year-old QB who shows he’s willing to be a backup and help out the younger guys probably will have a better end to his career and $$$ prospects than a similar guy who insists on being a mercenary starter for bad teams.

  26. dchetz says: Aug 6, 2014 12:18 PM

    whiteknightblackheart says:
    Aug 6, 2014 11:21 AM
    25 td’s passing, 3 rushing td’s, and 10 or so int’s would make me a very happy Jets fan. I think that is realistically a possible jump for a second year qb with the tools he has.

    in 2013 Tom Brady was 25/11/0… so you think it’s “realistic” that he can do better than Tom Brady did last year?? That’s a BIT of a stretch.

  27. whiteknightblackheart says: Aug 6, 2014 12:33 PM

    dchetz says:
    Aug 6, 2014 12:18 PM
    whiteknightblackheart says:
    Aug 6, 2014 11:21 AM
    25 td’s passing, 3 rushing td’s, and 10 or so int’s would make me a very happy Jets fan. I think that is realistically a possible jump for a second year qb with the tools he has.

    in 2013 Tom Brady was 25/11/0… so you think it’s “realistic” that he can do better than Tom Brady did last year?? That’s a BIT of a stretch.


    also similar ratios from 2013,
    Tannehill, Newton, Luck, Smith, Kapernick, Cutler and Glennon. So in a word, Brady was average last year. Yes I think Geno can be average this year.

  28. jolink653 says: Aug 6, 2014 12:41 PM

    You know people that are the best at something never need to talk about how great they are at what they do. The ones that talk the most are always the ones that just aren’t that good and talk big to cover it.

    If Geno Smith was really ten times better, Vick wouldn’t have to go around proclaiming it

  29. micknangold says: Aug 6, 2014 12:46 PM

    “Those who watched Smith for long stretches of last season might feel like pointing out that 10 times zero is still zero”

    Can the PFT “writers” refrain from mocking the Jets? We get enough of that in the comments. I forget, it’s soooo cool to mock everything this day and age.

  30. micknangold says: Aug 6, 2014 12:47 PM

    “You know people that are the best at something never need to talk about how great they are at what they do. The ones that talk the most are always the ones that just aren’t that good and talk big to cover it.

    If Geno Smith was really ten times better, Vick wouldn’t have to go around proclaiming it”

    Yeah, I heard he’s going door to door telling anyone who will listen. Definitely not fulfilling his media obligations with his honest opinion.

  31. wvufan82 says: Aug 6, 2014 1:02 PM

    patriot fan math…it doesn’t get any worse

  32. gayforbrady says: Aug 6, 2014 1:30 PM

    Here is the Jets Season.

    Oakland Win
    Green Bay Loss
    Chicago Loss
    Detroit Loss
    San Diego Loss
    Denver Loss
    New England Loss
    Buffalo Win
    Kansas City Loss
    Pittsburgh Loss
    Buffalo Win
    Miami Win
    Minnesota Win
    Tennessee Win
    New England Loss
    Miami Win

    I am going to love watching the Jets season this year. The Jets have a rough schedule.

    However the Jets have the best self proclaimed players in the league.

  33. micknangold says: Aug 6, 2014 2:39 PM

    I am going to love watching the Jets season this year. The Jets have a rough schedule.

    However the Jets have the best self proclaimed players in the league.

    Only a true loser is more concerned with another team failing than his own team succeeding. It’s like Mets fans, but with success. Not that the Patriots are in the same stratosphere of success as the Yankees.

    Full disclosure, Jets fans are guilty of this too. They should likewise be ashamd. Worry about your own damn team!

  34. gayforbrady says: Aug 6, 2014 2:58 PM

    Dear Micknangold,

    As a true fan I wish nothing but success for the team I root for.

    Additionally I also enjoy watching the teams I despise fail miserably.

    As you are aware there are only 16 regular season games. In order to expand my overall enjoyment of the NFL Experience I have found that watching the Jets Fail is a great experience. While it does not compare to a Pats win.

    Watching the Jets flounder week after week just give me some enjoyment.

    YOU must be a casual fan to only just care about “Your” team.

  35. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 6, 2014 11:07 PM

    The Jets are on Geno’s Side.

    Geno’s side will be the theme of this season.

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