All season long, Jets fans have been calling out Vick’s name during games and when he finally had the opportunity to play on Sunday…the Jets had a horrible showing once again. In a recent interview, Vick offered his explanation. Hit the jump for details.

Via ESPN New York:

Vick was ineffective after entering the game in the second half in relief of ineffective starter Geno Smith, going 8-for-20 passing for 47 yards. The Chargers walloped the Jets 31-0.

“I felt like I, for some reason, being a quarterback in his 12th year, sometimes you to take things for granted,” Vick said Wednesday. “I think I took the scout team for granted.”

Earlier Vick said, “Maybe I didn’t prepare or I wasn’t prepared, but let me tell you it won’t happen again.”

Michael Vick struggled Sunday in his first full half of action.
But later, he backtracked, saying, “I didn’t say I wasn’t ready because of the [scout team] snaps.”

Vick, a starter throughout his career up until recently, said he splits scout team reps with third-stringer Matt Simms.

“I mean, like I said, I’ve never been in this position before, so I try to let Matt Simms get as many reps as he can,” Vick said. “Being a young, growing quarterback, he’s trying to develop as well, and I understand how important it is for him, so we split reps and I still won’t be selfish in that regard. I’ll still allow Matt to get reps, and just take full advantage of mine and work on the small things, movement in the pocket, my presence, accuracy, everything the quarterback position entails.”

Vick, who hasn’t wanted to cause any sort of quarterback controversy, repeatedly making it clear that he signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Jets in the offseason to mentor Smith, said he learned his lesson about being ready to enter the game.

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