FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Though Michael Vick is often the one giving Jets' quarterbacks advice, the veteran backup admitted he also can do a better job of being prepared.
Vick said Wednesday that he took his scout-team reps "for granted" in advance of Sunday's road game in San Diego.
"I learned a lesson last week: Always stay ready, always be prepared," said Vick, who replaced Geno Smith at halftime with the Jets trailing 21-0. "That left a bitter taste in my mouth, that I wasn't able to go out and put points on the board or even help this team in any fashion. This week has been a different work week for me. I think throughout the rest of the year, it's going to be totally different for me, as far as my preparation."
Vick, who finished 8-for-19 for 47 yards in the Jets' 31-0 loss, said he'll probably take more of the scout-team reps (which he shares with practice-squadder Matt Simms). "For some reason, being a quarterback in his 12th year, sometimes you have a tendency to take things for granted. I think I took the scout team for granted, and I'll never do that again."
Demario Davis made headlines when he said the Jets aren't "practicing like a championship team" following their loss to the Chargers. But the linebacker backtracked Wednesday, saying: "My opinion of it was never that our practices were an issue . . . I feel like I, personally, need to give a better effort on the field, setting the tempo just for everybody on the defense." . . . Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited, but the former Bronco is "definitely hopeful" he'll play against his former team . . . David Harris (shoulder), David Nelson (ankle), Darrin Walls (knee) and Josh Bush (quadriceps) did not practice, and Willie Colon (knee), Nick Mangold (shoulder) and Dee Milliner (quadriceps) were limited.