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Geno Smith, Michael Vick both lead scoring drives in first half

The consensus around the Jets is that Geno Smith will need to fall down flat in the preseason for Michael Vick to start in Week One.

If that’s true, Smith should remain the starter for at least another week. Smith was not spectacular against the Colts in his two series of work on Thursday night, but he hardly went down in flames while completing 4-of-6 passes and leading the Jets to three first downs and a field goal before giving way to Vick. Smith connected with Eric Decker a couple of times and picked up 10 yards on a well-run read option run for a first down and both of his incompletions came with the offensive line allowing the Colts to pressure the quarterback.

Vick entered the game in the second quarter with the starting offensive line facing off against reserves from Indianapolis. Two personal fouls helped the Jets pick up big chunks of yardage and Vick’s big highlight was a 15-yard scramble on third down that showed off his own running skills. He also converted a fourth down on a short pass to Tommy Bohanon to set up Chris Ivory’s touchdown run.

Vick remained in the game for another series before halftime. He was without the starting line this time and the absence was noticeable when he took a sack to end the drive after three plays. That brought his night to an end after completing 3-of-6 passes for 17 yards and doing little to change the status quo at quarterback for the Jets.

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15 Responses to “Geno Smith, Michael Vick both lead scoring drives in first half”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Aug 7, 2014 8:33 PM

    Both are #RGIIIWannabes.

  2. Heretopissuoff says: Aug 7, 2014 8:39 PM

    Both are scrubs
    Khalil Mack> Clowney and Barr

  3. coltsreign says: Aug 7, 2014 8:40 PM

    Come on vick, our defense it crap.
    You can’t be scared to pass

  4. watermelon1 says: Aug 7, 2014 9:05 PM

    With the lack of talent on that offense, both of these QBs are going to look pretty abysmal this year.

    But Vick is still the better QB.

  5. gopblows says: Aug 7, 2014 9:12 PM

    For all of you who were hoping Vick had lost a few steps, he looked even fast as ever….ha ha.

  6. bengalguy says: Aug 7, 2014 9:41 PM

    Who is Kahlil Mack????

  7. realfootballfan says: Aug 7, 2014 10:13 PM

    Big difference in how they performed though. Geno looked scatter shot and uneasy, while Vick was more under control of the offense. Geno needs to get a whole lot better or handing him the job will be a farce.

  8. jetsfan67 says: Aug 7, 2014 10:26 PM

    Looked good tonight fellas.

  9. arrow43050 says: Aug 8, 2014 1:38 AM

    This team is going to win with defense and the running game. All the passing game has to do it to not lose the game.

  10. urmomsmyho says: Aug 8, 2014 4:38 AM

    It’s nice to see somewhat balanced reporting here noting that Vick benefitted from some penalties on his drive. Smith was okay, he should get the reins to start the season and take it from there.

  11. RexCanCoach says: Aug 8, 2014 9:24 AM

    who is RGIII?

  12. RexCanCoach says: Aug 8, 2014 9:25 AM

    Both QB’s did allright – I was pleasantly surprised to see Vick moving so smooth in the pocket and, yeah, he can still run like a deer.

  13. dodohead418 says: Aug 8, 2014 12:47 PM

    I am sad at the Jets saw how much potential Chris Johnson has, but how unfocused he is!

  14. jetfanfolife says: Aug 8, 2014 2:45 PM


    Geno FTW at starting QB!

  15. beeteegee19 says: Aug 9, 2014 12:47 AM

    If only we had signed some decent cornerbacks this offseason… We could’ve actually been a solid team this year.

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