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Rex Ryan may not be ready to name a starter for Saturday’s preseason game against the Giants – but Mark Sanchez is resigned to the fact that it won’t be him.
“I’m assuming (Geno Smith will start),” the fifth-year quarterback said. “I don’t know. But they haven’t said, so....”
This week, the Jets strayed from their usual every-two-day quarterback rotation, with Smith practicing with the...Read more »
By the time the Jets hit the practice field Tuesday, the Eagles and Browns had already come to a decision on their respective quarterback competitions.
The Jets, however, won’t even say publicly whether Geno Smith or Mark Sanchez will start against the Giants Saturday night – let alone Week 1 of the regular season. But even though their quarterback competition will run into next week, Rex...Read more »
And the start goes to Mark Sanchez. Again.
A day after head coach Rex Ryan called Geno Smith's day at practice "brutal," the Jets announced, via their official Twitter account, that Sanchez would be the starter for the second preseason game on Saturday against Jacksonville. Smith, the Jets' 2013 second-round pick, is battling with embattled incumbant Sanchez for the Jets' starting...Read more »
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Turns out, Geno Smith was a leader at West Virginia.
At least, that's what his former head coach Dana Holgorsen is saying now.
According to Bruce Feldman of CBS, Holgorsen was incredulous to hear media reports that said Smith’s leadership had been knocked.
“Geno was one of the only real leaders we had on the team in 2012,” said Holgorsen, adding that...Read more »
CORTLAND – On paper, Geno Smith’s stats against the Lions weren’t so bad: 6-for-7 for 47 yards. No touchdowns and, much to the delight of Jets fans, no interceptions.
The rookie quarterback’s first NFL performance, however, was a tad underwhelming. But offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg shouldered some of the responsibility for Smith’s outing.
“A couple of those were me,” he...Read more »
CORTLAND – The Jets have just four days until their second preseason game against Jacksonville. And it seems Rex Ryan and his staff are prepared to wait until the last minute to name their starting quarterback.
“We’re just going to keep seeing how it keeps going as the week goes. And then we’ll make that decision,” Ryan said.
The Jets coach stood firm Tuesday when peppered by questions...Read more »
CORTLAND – Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez split reps with the first-team offense Monday – a clear departure from the coaching staff’s every-two-day QB rotation.
“Marty (Mornhinweg) had talked about that before, moving Mark in more with the ones today, and then you know we had Geno with the ones yesterday,” Ryan said. “So we may have altered the plan a little bit, but both guys are still going...Read more »
CORTLAND – Geno Smith’s current teammates have raved about his pocket presence and his poise under pressure. They’ve also taken note of how the Jets rookie quarterback has handled himself in the media and in the huddle.
But it seems Smith’s former college teammates share a different perspective.
Though current West Virginia players didn’t name Smith – or Rams rookies Tavon Austin and...Read more »
CORTLAND – Rex Ryan said he never thought to give Geno Smith’s practice status a second thought.
The rookie quarterback was back in action Sunday morning, despite a noticeable limp due to the sprained right ankle he suffered in Friday night's preseason opener.
But while Smith’s steps were significantly hampered by his injury, his arm was still on point. Save for the red-zone interception...Read more »
CORTLAND -- Geno Smith isn't letting his sore ankle keep him out of the Jets quarterback competition.
The rookie returned to the field for practice Sunday after reportedly spraining his right ankle in their preseason opener in Detroit.
With his ankle taped tightly, Smith jogged out to practice and got right to work with the other quarterbacks.
Joe McKnight, meanwhile, was back...Read more »