Just read this on NFL.com. This Chris Wesseling really doesn't hold back his dislike of the Jets or their fans. Sounds like a real ass.
By Chris Wesseling,
Around the League Writer
Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez may be long gone, but the Jets ensured that the circus would remain in town when they signed media magnet Michael Vick to a contract that suggests a greater role than caddy, mentor and clipboard-holder.
We might never know what Vick was promised to sign on the Jets' dotted line, but the team was reportedly preparing the message that he would be offered a chance to compete with Smith -- and nothing more.
There's a subtle but important distinction here.
When Vick says it's not an open competition, what he wants the football world to know is that it's not a fair competition. It's rigged in Smith's favor from the start, as coordinator Marty Mornhinweg acknowledged Thursday.
It's understandable that general manager John Idzik wants his second-round investment in Smith to pay off.
The problem? There are two quarterbacks that are lead-pipe locks to become lightning rods if they open the season on the bench: Vick and Johnny Manziel.
At the first sign of a Smith slump he will be looking over his shoulder at Vick, enveloped by the dissonant cacophony of catcalls from the home "faithful."
If the Jets wanted to avoid a return bout with the bilious big top, they should have put their full support behind Smith rather than believing they could brainwash a determined Vick into toeing the company line.
Edited by FloridaJetsFan, 30 May 2014 - 02:21 PM.