BSO- “Sometimes, it takes certain things to wake you up and [last year] was certainly a wake-up call for me,” Vick told Ed Miller of the Virginian-Pilot.
“I still feel like I can help a football team win a couple of games,” he said. “I see my role as being a mentor first and foremost, a confident quarterback who can come off the bench if necessary in whatever the situation may be and win football games.
“Whether it’s two or three games a year or four or five, I feel like I can put myself in that situation where I can, . . . use the weapons around me, play some smart football.”
What are you talking about Mike? Seriously, what the fuck are you talking about? You were the backup quarterback to Geno Smith. You were the beneficiary of the single most valuable backup quarterback job in the NFL and you pissed it away. Was last year a wake up? Was it really? Did you not expect to get some playing time with Geno Smith starting? If I were Mike Vick I would have prepped for every single game like I was the starter. Sooner or later I would have been right. Vick being surprised when asked to come into last year's game against the San Diego Chargers is like jumping on the 405 at 5PM on a Wednesday and being shocked at the traffic. It's like being the Bulls backup point guard and not having your shoes tied and ready to go when Derrick Rose tears his knee into a thousand pieces. It wasn't a question of whether Michael Vick was going to get into the game, but when. If you can't take a snap and be an improvement over Geno Smith you probably don't serve much of a purpose in the league anymore.
The NFL is a 'what have you done for me lately?' league. It seems that Mike Vick fancies himself a mentor on and off the field. A quarterback whisperer of sorts. I have a question Mike...what the FUCK were you whispering? By the results I can only imagine it was the different positions you were going to put Geno's mother into. If you were the one mentoring Smith then you kind of have to take a little bit of responsibility for the train wreck that ensued, no? Based off last year you were just about as bad of a backup quarterback as you could possibly be. You came in unprepared and sucked, and you helped Geno Smith regress as quarterback. You don't get to have 'wake up call seasons' when you are a 34 year old, injury prone, running quarterback that hasn't proven to be a good locker room guy. You would think he could have killed two dogs with one rope and scheduled his 'wake up call season' during his two year prison stint. Turns out Mike Vick isn't the best at time management. No wonder Geno Smith was late to that meeting last year...