An Old “Friend” Thinks Michael Vick to Fill Tim Tebow Role in New York

By Alan Schechter

Jul 24, 2014; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback

Michael Vick

(1) drops back to pass during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

For anyone that missed it yesterday, there was an interesting comment made on the NFL Network during the “Training Camp Live” program. This for those who don’t know, is the show where the Network goes back and forth to as many training camps as possible to talk about the goings on.

Here’s the beginning quote:

“I think the Vick signing makes sense on a couple other levels. One, Michael Vick’s been to the highs and the lows in the NFL, and that wisdom and experience is important, that’s so valuable that he can pass along to Geno Smith,” Tannenbaum said on Inside Training Camp Live. “But there’s another part that I know is really important to Rex Ryan, which is Michael Vick’s gonna play this year … he likes when the ball is in the hands of the quarterback that can make plays either throwing or running.

Does this plan sound familiar? If it doesn’t yet, it will after this part:

“And it may be five plays one game, it may be 25 another game,” Tannenbaum went on. “But he is going to put pressure on the defense by giving the ball to a quarterback that can make plays with his feet.”

Yes, this was the same plan when a guy that some of you loved, most of you (including myself) hated, Tim Tebow.

But notice the last name of the person quoted. Yes, it was old General Manager, Mike Tannebaum.

Very easy comment to make from the analyst seat. Forget the fact that it didn’t work last time, and likely played into Tanny’s firing. What does he think? Geno is going to complete a long pass, they will disrupt the flow of the offense for Vick to run into the line for 3 yards? How did that work for us?

Been there, done that. There is a reason that Tannenbaum is gone. Because by 2012, he wasn’t the sharpest needle in the haystack anymore.

Don’t talk about our team anymore Mike. You aren’t there, you don’t know what Rex is thinking. Thank you.