QB Michael Vick secures NFL rushing record in Sunday win
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/9/14) Jets quarterback Michael Vick did little after the first quarter Sunday against Pittsburgh. But then, he did enough before that to key a rare victory.
Vick missed wideout Jeremy Kerley in the end zone to force the Jets to settle for a field goal on the first possession, but he made up for it with a perfect 67-yard touchdown pass off play-action to T.J. Graham and 5-yard scoring strike in the back of the end zone to Jace Amaro. He completed the quarter 4 of 5 for 92 yards and the two scores.
He finished the game 10 of 18 for 132 yards and aided the cause with his legs, rushing for 39 yards on eight carries. Those yards made him the first quarterback in NFL history to exceed 6,000 on the ground in a career.
Vicl will have plenty of time to savor his performance as the Jets are now on their bye week.
"I think he has prepared well. I guess time will tell once he gets an opportunity to play again," Ryan said. "I don't think any player likes it. They shouldn't like it. But, I think he approached it the right way."
Smith was benched in favor of Michael Vick heading into Week 9 against the Chiefs. Vick will be under center again Week 10 against the Steelers, and Ryan gave no indication about when Smith might return to the starting role.
"I am not really looking past this game," Ryan said Monday. "So if that happens, then it happens. Right now we are going with Mike to play against Pittsburgh, and that's as far as I have thought about it."
Rex Ryan: Jets more concerned with Michael Vick's foot issue
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/3/14) Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters during his Monday news conference that he's more concerned with Michael Vick's lingering foot issue than any other injuries. Ryan noted that Vick, who made a brief exit with a head injury, got stepped on a few times during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, the New York Daily News reports.
Vick is expected to be the starting quarterback for Week 10 against the Steelers.
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Michael Vick is headed to the Jets to compete with Geno Smith for the starting job this year. This was a good landing spot for Vick since he could start right away, and he'll be reunited with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who was an assistant under coach Andy Reid with the Eagles. We all know the knocks on Vick by now that he's injury prone and turnover happy, but his rushing ability also allows him to play at a high level for Fantasy owners. His receiving options would be limited with the Jets, but he can still get by with Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, Chris Johnson, Jace Amaro, Jalen Saunders and Shaq Evans -- and his legs. If he's able to beat out Smith for the job then Vick is worth a late-round flier as a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback in deep leagues. His best days are behind him, but Vick could still be a difference maker for a week or two as long as he's healthy and starting.