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Jets' Michael Vick admits he wasn't prepared to replace Geno Smith

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The New York Jets registered the first 0 of the 2014 season in Week Five, going down 31-0 without so much as a whimper against the San Diego Chargers.

Quarterback woe

And whilst starting quarterback Geno Smith has come in for intense criticism for his actions both prior to the game and during - first missing a team meeting and then throwing four of 12 for just 27 yards - it looks like he wasn't the only QB under-prepared come Sunday afternoon.

That is after veteran back up Michael Vick today made a frank and honest admission to reporters.

"Maybe I didn't prepare or I wasn't prepared, but I'll tell you what, it won't happen again," Vick told the New York Post.

Lessons learned

"I learned a lesson last week: always stay ready, always be prepared...That left a bitter taste in my mouth that I wasn't able to go out and put points on the board or even help this team in any fashion.

Vick fared little better than the under-fire Smith when he came into the game in the second-half in San Diego, completing just eight of 19 passing attempts for 47 yards.

The former Philadelphia Eagle is adamant that won't happen again however, with this past week seeing an overhaul of his preparation methods:

"This week has been a different work week from me (and) throughout the rest of the year, it's going to be totally different for me as far as my preparation."

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Jets going forward

With Vick struggling to make the most of his opportunity under center last weekend, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has confirmed that Geno Smith will continue on as the team's starter despite his obvious struggles.

Geno currently ties for most interceptions (six) and turnovers (eight) in the NFL and fans have been calling for a change of tact virtually since the second-year quarterback registered his first pick of the 2014 season.

Add to that Smith's off-filed issues which have included swearing at a fan and missing a team meeting (due to a time-zone miscalculation) and it is no surprise that Vick is readying himself should the call come to take over.

With some in the Jets locker room rumored to have voiced their concerns about Smith as a leader of the offense that time could come sooner rather than later should the Jets' struggles continue against the Denver Broncos this weekend.


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