Until the regular season rolls around and we actually see what the New York Jets plan on doing with their QB position, the speculation as to how much time, if any, Michael Vick will see on the field will continue. And on Tuesday, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg did nothing to calm the talks.
When talking about Vick, he did not that there is a strong possibility that Vick will be used as a change-of-pace quarterback, despite the chance that it could hinder the progression of Geno Smith.
Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, addressing reporters for the second time in camp, acknowledged they could use Michael Vick as a change-of-pace quarterback. “I suspect, looking forward, there will be times where you see a little bit of it,” he said. But Mornhinweg agreed with Vick, saying it disrupts the rhythm of the starter — a “real” issue, he said. They don’t want to mess with Smith’s psyche. It also would put Vick in harm’s way. My take? Dust off the Vick package once in a blue moon, but that’s it.
As ESPN Jets writer Rich Cimini pointed out at the end there, only using it every once in a while, when the situation calls for it, is absolutely the way to go. Constantly swapping them in and out, though, would more than likely turn out badly for them in the end.