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Is New York Jets Quarterback Michael Vick a better team-mate than we think

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On Sunday, the New York Jets officially became the worst team in the NFL - in week five anyway as they suffered a 31-0 defeat at the hands of the San Diego Chargers.

It was a true demolition at the hands of Philip Rivers and Co. but I don't think anyone could have predicted the fallout that we have seen over the last few days.

All the attention has been on Quarterback Geno Smith who has admittedly not put in a good performance under all the scrutiny.

He has been under fire for many weeks now but it seems like in the wake of the Chargers game, he has completely folded.

First there were rumours that he missed the team meeting on Saturday night in San Diego ahead of the match.

Your starting Quarterback missing the team meeting is never going to lead to a good match but I don't think even the Jets could have predicted what was to come.

Back-up Quarterback and NFL veteran Michael Vick was introduced late in game but he couldn't inspire a scoring play from the Jets.

Vick has since admitted that he wasn't prepared for the game against San Diego and as expected the Jets fans are less than pleased with him.

Vick being the sacrificial lamb?

When the admission came from Vick, many took straight to condemning the former Philadelphia Eagles star.

But is it possible that Vick's admission was false and that he was just doing what you would hope all NFL veterans playing under a young star would do?

It is very noticeable that since Vick made the shocking announcement, the focus on Smith has certainly subsided.

So is it possible that Vick merely stepped in to take the heat off of his young counterpart and attempt to lessen the pressure on Smith?

If he did it is a very noble act and one that should really be seen for what it was despite how it may impede his own reputation amongst the Jets fans.

What next for New York?

It has been two weeks now since the Jets fans stood in the stands at the MetLife Stadium and chanted that they 'want Vick' and Smith has continued as their starter.

In that time, he has cursed at the Jets fans, been fined for it, missed a meeting, led them to a heavy defeat and could potentially now be set to lose the starters job.

Surely Coach Rex Ryan now has to harbouring thoughts of starting Vick - particularly with a very difficult game against the Denver Broncos this weekend and a trip to AFC East rivals the New England Patriots in week seven.

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