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

AP

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.

35 responses to “Michael Vick: Geno Smith will be 10 times better this season

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Jets, the lead leader in proclaiming themselves great.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. “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.

  11. “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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

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