Jets Want Michael Vick, Trade Could Help N.Y. (Commentary)

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Dec 21, 2012 12:03 PM EST
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Philadelphia Eagles' Vick is tackled by New York Jets' Harris during their NFL football game in Philadelphia
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The New York Jets know how to create commotion as the latest rumors shift focus from Tim Tebow to a possible trade for Michael Vick.

Michael Vick!?

Yes, the running and gunning Vick, who can't stay healthy for a complete season, might actually be able to help the Jets in 2013.

The logistics make a trade unlikely, especially when both players are signed for multiple years with their respective teams, but there is nothing wrong with dreaming.

For the Jets, the idea of having Sanchez throw and Tim Tebow run didn't work at all. Wait, Tony Sparano might disagree, "It's combination of things but I wouldn't use the words 'didn't work' at all," Sparano said in reference to the plays the Jets drew up for Tebow.

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In basketball they say "Ball never lies," and in this case, the stats don't lie about how poor Tebow's performance once in these cheap plays the Jets continued to run. Worse of all was that they ran the same plays every single game.

Tebow finished with 102 yards rushing in 32 attempts for just 3.2 yards per run. That's horrendous. Sanchez has yet to break the 3,000 yards passing mark this season and has 13 touchdowns with 17 interceptions.

VIck hasn't played since Week 10 and has almost as many yards passing as Sanchez totalling 2,165 with 11 touchdowns and just nine interceptions.

Vick fumbles too much, forget him.
Yes that's true. The biggest problem I see with Vick, aside from his playing style which hasn't kept him on the field consistently, are his butterfingers and I guess butterarms. Vick fumbled 10 times and lost five of these fumbles.

But if you look at Sanchez's stats, he's also known for coughing the ball up and sometimes, even, fumbles are forced by friendly fire. I'm sorry, I just can't let that incident go when Sanchez slid into his own offensive lineman's butt as I continuously brought up the blooper in my Power Rankings. Honestly, this should have been scored as two fumbles.

The Jets have gone through a season that can be summed up by the word embarrassing. However, despite all their downs, they were really a few games away from being in the playoffs.

As much as I would like to entertain the idea of this trade going down, the reality is that neither quarterbacks are fully at fault for their teams' struggles.

The offensive lines are to blame.

The Jets should really focus on bettering the offensive line since they don't give Sanchez the right amount of time in the pocket. Same goes for the Eagles, Vick had no control over the defenders rushing at him seconds after receiving the ball. 

How are you expected to succeed in the NFL if you're getting sacked? Sanchez has been taken down behind the line of scrimmage 33 times while Vick has hit the deck 27 times. This doesn't count the times these guys were hit. 

For Sanchez, he is in the unfortunate situation where the organization has to blame somebody for their struggles and he happens to be the weakest link. 

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