FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Michael Vick will appear on Mike Francesa's show after all, but it's unclear how often the Jets' backup quarterback will chat with New York's top radio personality.
Vick clarified Friday that he will do a WFAN guest spot with Francesa on Tuesday afternoon, as planned, but added: "And maybe sometime later on in the year. It remains to be talked about."
That was news to Francesa. "Listen, he's either going to do it every Tuesday or he's not gonna do it. That's the way it works. So he can make that decision," said Francesa, who announced earlier in the week that Vick's agent and the station had agreed that Vick would be on regularly.
Vick initially seemed unsure about going through with the weekly commitment, saying earlier in the week that his once-a-week guest spot was up in the air until he got "some answers."
The Jets, Newsday reported, were unaware of Vick's behind-the-scenes agreement with WFAN, but he said "the organization has been very supportive in just allowing me to make my decisions. But at the same time, there are certain things that you've got to abide by. You have to always make sure that you talk with the right people about certain situations. It's all good on all ends, from the radio station to the organization. We're trying to just make sure that it's convenient for everybody."
Rex Ryan seemed completely dumbfounded Friday when asked for his thoughts on Vick's talking regularly with Francesa.
"I think my thought is I've got a game here with the Raiders coming up, so I haven't really thought about somebody doing a spot with somebody," Ryan said.
Told that Francesa has the ability to "rile" up his guests, Vick smiled and said: "Nah, I can get him riled up. You can't rile me. You see what I go through every Sunday? You can't rile me with words."