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New York Jets bench Geno Smith for Michael Vick

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It didn't take long, but Geno Smith has been benched again.

The embattled quarterback threw three picks on the Jets' first four drives in the 43-23 loss to the Bills on Sunday, the last of which brought the Bills all the way to New York's 1-yard line, leading to a Kyle Orton touchdown pass.

Smith, who came into the game with seven interceptions, lost his spot after forcing a horrendous deep ball to Percy Harvin on the second series. The following drive, he threw an almost identical route to tight end Jeff Cumberland, which was also picked.

The third interception, which continued a barrage of boos from the fans at MetLife Stadium, almost immediately prompted Michael Vick to place his helmet on and start throwing to Eric Decker. This is the second time this season Smith has been benched.

At this point, the Jets find themselves in a precarious position. Vick, at 34, is not the team's quarterback of the future. Smith has some potential but has been so prone to moments like these -- complete lapses in sound football -- that makes him difficult to trust again.

After the game, Rex Ryan said he has "no idea" who will start at QB in Week 9.

The team is spiraling at 1-7 but is being supported by a fan base that has grown wary of the Jets' failed efforts to develop a quarterback in recent years. Might playing an established star for the remainder of the season tide them over?

Will Rex finally admit that Smith is not the answer?

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