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Namath says Vick 'better player' than Smith

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Joe Namath didn't guarantee it, but the former New York Jets great said he expects Michael Vick -- not incumbent Geno Smith -- to be the Jets' opening-day quarterback.
   "If Mike's healthy, I think he's the better player at this point," Namath said.
   "Now, Geno's got some talent, no doubt, but we've obviously seen Michael and what he can do.
   To have some knowledge of (Marty Mornhinweg's) offense, I think that's an advantage, too, for Michael to make the transition.
   Despite his questions about Smith, Namath said he never considered the possibility of the Jets selecting Johnny Manziel with the 18th pick.

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