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Idzik: No No. 1 QB right now

There is no No. 1 quarterback right now, GM John Idzik said on Friday.

Despite Geno Smith getting roughly 75 percent of the snaps with the first team, Idzik said that the competition is “not tilted at all.”

Idzik earlier “laughed off” QB decision questions, according to TJB’s Brian Bassett (Twitter, July 25).

The Jets have maintained that this will be an open competition between Smith and Michael Vick, but Vick seems to already know where he stands.

“Even though it’s not an open competition, we’re both competing every day,” Vick said earlier this offseason (Walder, May 22). “I assume Geno would be the starter,” if they both play similarly, he said.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

The consensus from the assembled media will be that Idzik danced around and didn’t answer questions.  But they were questions that were either poorly based, unanswerable at this point, or ones without considering Idzik’s framework and core beliefs on building and operating the team.

Idzik said multiple times that competition doesn’t equate to the number of repetitions and that the concept should also permeate to all aspects of practice of the weight room and so on.  For instance Idzik suggested that if a player who is not taking a rep sees something he should come back and help the player who made the mistake or didn’t see something.

The point is that this merry go round will keep going around until something is made official.




17 comments
marcus81
marcus81

make Geno sweat it out, Vick has too much experience to get more than 25 percent of the reps

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

I understand why Vick would say this isn't an open competition. He's getting only 25%of the reps and has to look out for his own future. It will be really hard for him to find a starting job or  a "fair" chance somewhere else if a guy like Geno "beats him outright." 

bradysucks
bradysucks

how many digits in pie?


e=mc (squared)


Who is the Jets starting QB?  I DON"T CARE.....JUST HAPPY IT ISN"T SANCHEZ OR TEBOW...



word



P,S


Wake me up when somebody writes an article in the NON-FICTION category about a Jets QB who has twice as many TD's as turnovers.......okay I'll settle for MORE TD's than turnovers....


and Rex - be quiet and play FOOTBALL

Daniel Diffin
Daniel Diffin

Vick is being more candid than Idzik. Everyone knows that it's Geno's job to lose. Personally, I think they are handling this the right way--Give Geno extra time to gain rapport with his players (there are a whole lot of new faces), but give Vick enough time with the first team that if he is clearly outplaying Geno (or if Geno gets hurt), he can step in.

Joe/Orlando
Joe/Orlando

For the life of me I can't figure out what would be so bad about saying something like "Geno Smith started 16 game for us last year, had some success , showed some promise especially towards the end and comes into camp as our team's starting QB. But Vick is an accomplished QB and is competing for the starting job as well just as backups do at any position, across all of sports, at every level". 


Just say what we all believe the deal actually is and in the process, give the kid a little show of support.



Vinny Cammarato
Vinny Cammarato

Can they just keep their mouth shut. You cant give one guys 75% of the snaps and then claim its an open competition . 

Boozer32
Boozer32

Excited hearing about the QB play. But would like to know more about the WR's outside of Eric Decker.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

Smells of the "Geno-Sanchez competition" of 2013.


If one of them are  put in at pre-season Game 4............run!!

williamg1
williamg1

Why haven't the Jets named Geno the starter after 2 practices?


What are they waiting for??? We don't have time to wait!!!!

Nep Oznat
Nep Oznat

He must think we're all idiots.  Wonder if he learned his craft in Washington, DC.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

WOWWW!

Huge news. (shocker)

ESPN will have its cover story for 2 days now.

Geno was #1 QB from March through July.   It came out  that it's "may the better QB win"

It's like  being Santa Claus at Macy's in July.

We are in the small minority of maybe 3-4 teams without  a starting QB in place at this date.


Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@UncleJoesJetFarm @Tequila Joe That pic reminds me of a story that was pretty big not too long ago. It might be too soon to make the comparison so I'll say it happened at a college.