ESPN Begins Its Agenda with the Jets’ QB Competition


Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback

Michael Vick

(7) against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback

Geno Smith

(7) throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Some of the reason that I didn’t want Michael Vick on our roster had nothing to do with Michael Vick. It had to do with the outside influences around the Jets and Michael Vick. That began to come to fruition as I went over the time line for the blog on Twitter last night.

For those of you on Twitter, you have probably seen those polls that various entities put out, where they have you do a retweet for one choice, or favorite the tweet for the other choice. Have you seen those?

Well, one of those polls came out from the “NFL on ESPN” account, about, what else? The Jets’ QB competition. What was the poll? Who should be the starting quarterback for the team this season, or course.

They need to draw attention to themselves, that’s the game always, when talking about social media. But, ESPN is going back to its irresponsible ways, drawing attention to their favorite team to kick around, the New York Jets. Why are they asking this question now? To cause trouble, and draw attention to themselves.

Nobody should be asking that question at this point. Nobody has been on the field together yet. Whether you like bringing Michael Vick in or not, nobody should be rendering that opinion until they see these guys compete. Before that, the Jets need to complete their ROSTER. How can we even begin to make a determination as to who should play quarterback, when we don’t even know what the rest of the team is going to be?

ESPN should understand that, being a sports reporting entity. But again, just like two years ago, when a certain other quarterback was brought in here, they don’t. The Jets make a move for a known figure, and the network in Bristol is all over it like white on rice. They are looking to create controversy where, at least in March, there is none.

This is why I didn’t want him here. Imagine how this is going to go when the competition actually begins. The reporters will be all over this, on a daily basis. It will grow, and could very well become a distraction to the team.

ESPN is back, with its agenda. And it could possibly be our undoing.