This was Vick and Idzik’s fault Dan Leberfeld

Michael Vick played in the second half against the San Diego Chargers and didn’t fare that well.

He said he didn’t prepare well enough.

“Maybe I didn’t prepare or I wasn’t prepared, but I’ll tell you what, it won’t happen again,” Vick said. “I learned a lesson last week: Always stay ready, always be prepared. 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. So this week has been a different work week. From me throughout the rest of the year, it’s going to be totally different for me as far as my preparation.”

This is inexcusable.

Vick deserves most of the blame for this, but I also blame John Idzik.

To basically tell an athlete you have no chance to compete for a job is a horrific approach from a motivational standpoint.

“He didn’t feel he got a fair shot, so he moped,” said ESPN’s Mark Schlereth.

I’m not sure where Idzik came up with this idea that you don’t allow competition against a hand-picked player, but he needs to drop it from his blueprint on how to build a champion.

Like I said, most of this is Vick’s fault. It’s mostly on him.

But for Idzik to not allow Vick to even compete, and on top of that redefine what “competition” means, made little sense.