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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Geno Smith's job as the Jets' starting quarterback seems to be on the line every week. Rex Ryan refuses to name him the starter for the rest of the season. After each interception Smith throws, a host of fans clamor for backup Matt Simms to enter the game.
But is the heavy scrutiny warranted?
We took a looked at how a host of famous quarterbacks did during their first five NFL starts...Read more »
Even with Mark Sanchez sitting on the injured reserve list, the Jets’ quarterback situation still is an open question unless rookie starter Geno Smith gets a grip on the turnover situation. Smith has been responsible for 11 turnovers through four games, including eight interceptions.
The quarterback competition in training camp only was resolved by the shoulder injury to Sanchez, not by their...Read more »
David Nelson was just about to head from his home in Dallas to the Ballpark at Arlington Monday night to watch his beloved Texas Rangers face Tampa Bay in a playoff for the final AL wild-card berth when his agent called. The agent asked if Nelson had any plans to watch the Monday Night Football Game.
When Nelson explained his plans, his agent said, “You should probably watch the football game...Read more »
The Jets’ turnover problem has become more than coach Rex Ryan can bear. He suggested in his Wednesday media briefing that his team surely must lead the NFL in turnovers and was surprised to hear Pittsburgh had more.
After watching four turnovers by rookie quarterback Geno Smith turn into four Tennessee touchdowns last week, Ryan admitted he’s thinking of recycling the old “red light-green...Read more »
Geno Smith was relieved to hear his head coach hasn’t given up on him. But the rookie nevertheless knows something has to change.
“It was great to hear that from Rex,” said the rookie quarterback. “Judging by the way I’ve played over the past four games, there have been ups and downs and that’s understandable. But I think we have a chance to be a really good team.
“A lot falls on my...Read more »
Jets coach Rex Ryan spent four seasons stirring the pot to the point it bubbled over with criticism and chaos as his team’s fortunes went south the past two seasons. That continued throughout the training-camp quarterback controversy this summer between injured incumbent Mark Sanchez and rookie replacement Geno Smith.
But the Jets’ surprising 2-1 start combined with the Giants going into crisis...Read more »
The growing pains will continue for quite some time, Marty Mornhinweg said.
But the Jets offensive coordinator believes Geno Smith will continue to take strides.
“Look, we’re going to go through some ups and downs here, so we understand that and he understands that,” Mornhinweg said Thursday. “He understands how important it is to take care of the ball and he understands the consequences...Read more »
On Thursday, coach Rex Ryan said quarterback Geno Smith’s numbers and the outcome of a 13-10 loss at New England might look a lot different had Jets receivers not dropped six passes. When the attention shifted to the receivers on Friday – particularly Clyde Gates, who had three drops – Ryan gave Gates a vote of confidence heading into Sunday’s game against Buffalo.
“Every receiver has drops,”...Read more »
Rex Ryan had made the mistake of looking too far ahead – and it cost him and his players.
Despite repeated questions Monday about the organization’s refusal to fully throw its support behind rookie Geno Smith, Ryan maintains it’s better to take the week-to-week approach when it comes to the Jets’ starting quarterback.
“I think you get in trouble when you put dates on things instead of...Read more »
Geno Smith can't wait to be a part of the highly-publicized rivalry between the Jets and New Englad Patriots.
He's witnessed the tension from afar, but now, the rookie quarterback will have a front row seat for all the excitement and aggression that exists between the AFC rivals.
"From an outside view, it’s always been one of the best rivalries in the NFL," said Smith, who...Read more »