jgb Posted October 27, 2014 Share Posted October 27, 2014 Michael Vick to start for New York Jets at Chiefs By Dan Hanzus Around the NFL Writer Published: Oct. 27, 2014 at 04:46 p.m. Updated: Oct. 27, 2014 at 04:59 p.m. The New York Jets are moving away from Geno Smith. Perhaps for good. Rex Ryan announced Monday that Michael Vick will start Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. "This is not looking long-term, this is about the immediate," Ryan said after announcing Vick as the starter. "My focus is just on that and that's on Kansas City and trying to find a way to get a win. And that's why this decision was made." Smith's benching comes one day after the second-year passer threw three interceptions in a span of six plays during the first quarter of Sunday's embarrassing 48-23 home loss to the Buffalo Bills. Vick replaced Smith and provided a temporary spark, though he finished with three turnovers of his own. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first time a team had two quarterbacks with three or more turnovers in a single game since the 1991 Cardinals. Smith can't say he didn't get a fair shake here. The former second-round pick has gone 9-15 as a starter with 19 touchdowns, 31 interceptions, a 55.9 percent completion rating and passer rating of 66.2. He's had at least two turnovers in half of his starts. Ryan called Monday's move to go to Vick a "team decision." It's hard to imagine there being too much internal fight on Smith's behalf. The Jets have lost seven straight -- something had to give. The latest Around The NFL Podcast recaps every Week 8 game. Find more Around The NFL content on NFL NOW. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000418835/article/rex-michael-vick-is-new-york-jets-week-9-quarterback Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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