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Why Did Michael Vick Just Admit That He “Wasn’t Prepared” To Play Against The Chargers On Sunday?

Submitted by on October 9, 2014 – 12:06 pmNo Comment

The New York Jets are an absolute mess right now. Their starting quarterback Geno Smith was late for a team meeting last Saturday night because he was at the movies. Their backup quarterback Michael Vick didn’t play very well when he was inserted into the Jets’ lineup for the second half of their game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. And at the moment, the team is just 1-4 and appears to be headed towards another disastrous season. So why in the world did Vick himself just make things even worse for his team?

On Wednesday, Vick did an interview with reporters and told them that he “wasn’t prepared” to play against the Chargers on Sunday. Basically, he said that he didn’t prepare as hard as he could have for the Chargers and, as a result, he didn’t play as well as he should have for the Jets on Sunday.

“Maybe I didn’t prepare or I wasn’t prepared,” he said, “but I’ll tell you what, it won’t happen again…I learned a lesson last week: Always stay ready, always be prepared.”

At this point in his career—Vick has played in the NFL for 12 years now—shouldn’t Vick know that lesson already? And more importantly, shouldn’t he know not to tell reporters if he wasn’t prepared to play? Because all that he basically did by acknowledging his lack of preparation was give the media more ammunition to take down the Jets. And that’s exactly what the Jets don’t need right now. They’ve got enough problems as is. So they didn’t need Vick to add one more.

What Vick needs to do moving forward is prepare and stop causing controversy for the Jets. He was brought into the mix this offseason to help Smith along and to be a leader. And one way he can do that is by leading by example. He need to work his tail off in practice, be ready to play when needed, and limit what he says to the press. Otherwise, he’s only going to cause more trouble for the Jets and hurt his chances of playing with New York or any other NFL teams next season.

Can you believe how bad things have gotten for the Jets already this season? Let us know.

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