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Florham Park – On Friday, writer Jenny Vrentas of MMQB.com, had a feature that caused quite a stir in Jetsville.

“No one is intimating that (Mike) Vick is washed up, which is why some Jets coaches have privately expressed disappointment that Vick didn’t show up more hell-bent on winning the starting job, or at least a little more vested in making Ryan lose sleep again as he agonized over a difficult decision,” wrote Vrentas.

That is quite an allegation.

Vick categorically denies the theory that he didn’t give it his all to win the job.

“That’s not true; that’s not true at all,” Vick said. “Me and my coaches, we have great conversations, we have a different dialogue, and that was far from the case. So whoever wrote that story, it was on the side of being very fictitious. You’ve got to come up with better stories that that. There’s better things to talk about.”

So what is my take on this?

I don’t agree with the premise. I do think Vick competed hard for the starting QB job (even though it clearly wasn’t an open competition).

BUT, I do think Vrentas got this from somebody in the building. She has some excellent sources at One Jets Drive from her time as a Jets beat writer.

So I think the venom directed at Vrentas is unfair.

The venom should be directed at the source, which I don’t think was fictitious.

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