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Geno Smith on change of pace role for Vick: Definitely something to look into

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With Geno Smith continuing to lead the competition to be the Jets’ starting quarterback this year, discussion has ramped up regarding possible ways to use Michael Vick during games as a change of pace to keep defenses on their toes.

Vick mentioned it after Thursday night’s opener and coach Rex Ryan said this weekend that the team is open to the idea without specifically saying that Vick would become a Wildcat option or some other variation on the theme. Vick says he learned there’s “a time and place for it” when he was with the Eagles in Donovan McNabb’s final season in Philly and worries about disrupting the offense, but Smith doesn’t have those concerns after occasionally coming off the field for Wildcat snaps during his rookie season.

“I don’t think so. I never even thought about it, to tell you the truth. I think it helped. It kept us on schedule many times, and it’s something that we used quite frequently, and I think it was pretty successful,” Smith said, via the New York Post. It’s definitely something to look into. I don’t know how much we’ll do it or if we’ll do it at all, but every time he’s on the field he brings that run-pass option.”

In a perfect world, Smith would play well enough that the Jets would have no reason to consider making a change at any point in the season. The Jets offense does not reside in that perfect world as yet, however, and that likely means there will be more discussion about using Vick in some fashion in the weeks and months to come.

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16 Responses to “Geno Smith on change of pace role for Vick: Definitely something to look into”
  1. floratiotime says: Aug 11, 2014 9:40 AM

    Dumb to dumber. That’s quite a change of pace.

  2. bobby927 says: Aug 11, 2014 10:02 AM

    The 2nd coming of the Wildcat. They should bring back Sparano. After-all he was the master at coaching “The Wildcat.”

    This team just keeps digressing into circus mode.

  3. peepeetoucher says: Aug 11, 2014 10:03 AM

    They keep talking about it cuz the media keeps asking questions about it. Nothing has “ramped up”. Rex already said there was no plans on doing this. Let it go already.

  4. 700levelvet says: Aug 11, 2014 10:12 AM

    Just when I thought you couldn’t be any dumber… You totally redeem yourself

  5. joeypickles says: Aug 11, 2014 10:16 AM

    I saw a play at Saturday’s practice that had Geno at wide out and Vick at qb… this is something that will happen…

  6. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 11, 2014 10:20 AM

    Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dummer, your New York Jets quarterbacks.

  7. RexCanCoach says: Aug 11, 2014 10:22 AM

    Two things that Geno does well, scrambling for yards and cheesesteaks.

    Big year for Geno to up-shut naysayers including PFT.

    Oh by the way….defense is STOUT.

  8. wydok says: Aug 11, 2014 10:42 AM

    They tried that with Vick and McNabb with the Eagles. Didn’t really work at that well there, either. You’d think Mornhinweg would remember that.

  9. mt10425 says: Aug 11, 2014 10:46 AM

    Nick Canepa, columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune, in his column today-‘Geno Smith says he’s going to be a top five quarterback…are the the Jets really keeping five QBs?’ Hilarious.

  10. jet77life says: Aug 11, 2014 11:07 AM

    Would you rather your qb say I don’t plan on being in the top 5?

  11. gayforbrady says: Aug 11, 2014 11:13 AM

    They have a dog killer and a self proclaimed top 5 QB leading the team.

    A loud mouth excuse making machine as a head coach.

    What a total joke this franchise is.

    Watch when the start off the season 1-6.

  12. gayforbrady says: Aug 11, 2014 11:19 AM

    jet77life says:
    Aug 11, 2014 11:07 AM
    Would you rather your qb say I don’t plan on being in the top 5?

    ______________________________

    He was the worst quarterback in the league last year.

    So unless brady, manning, brees, luck and Rodgers all don’t make their team or get injured.

    Geno should say he plans on being a TOP SIX QB. This is more believable.

  13. mshawn75 says: Aug 11, 2014 11:48 AM

    Running QB schemes , or packages, is code for “I don’t have a real Quarterback”.

  14. PokeSalad says: Aug 11, 2014 12:03 PM

    Wow. If you can’t beat out Geno Frickin’ Smith for the top spot……smh

  15. joetoronto says: Aug 11, 2014 12:11 PM

    That’s enough about these two, they both stink.

  16. jetfanfolife says: Aug 11, 2014 2:34 PM

    J-E-T-S!

    Just End The patriotS

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