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Geno Smith still the Jets' wild card

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After yet another comeback win for the Jets, one that leaves them one game behind the Patriots for second place in the AFC East, it's easy to forget the pervading theme of this up-and-down-and-up-and-down-and-up-and-down-and-up season: Geno Smith's inconsistent play remains a worrisome wild card.

The Jets defense, which has deservedly received a great deal of praise this season, is largely...

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Brady Quinn could be odd man out after David Garrard's arrival

New quarterback Brady Quinn smiles as he answers

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Brady Quinn said he learned of David Garrard’s impending arrival on Wednesday. But after a full day to process the news and a day of practice with four quarterbacks on the field, Quinn isn’t sure exactly what to make of his future with the Jets.

“They told us, ‘Hey, David was feeling better. He called and he wants to be re-evaluated. He wants to play again,” Quinn, 28, said Thursday.

After...

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Geno Smith named AFC's Offensive Player of the Week

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Geno Smith’s performance Monday night paced the Jets to a stunning 30-28 upset over the Atlanta Falcons on the road. But it also earned the Jets quarterback the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Week award for Week 5.

He now joins RGIII as the only NFL rookie quarterbacks in 20 years to win POW honors in the first five weeks of the season.

Smith went 16-of-20 for 199 yards and three touchdowns....

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Geno Smith vs. other rookie QBs after week 5

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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...

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Rex Ryan: Geno Smith is our QB…this week

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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...

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David Nelson jumps into Jets' WR mix

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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...

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Rex Ryan red pencils color-code idea

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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...

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Geno Smith dissects his poor play vs. Titans

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...

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Rex Ryan enjoying the peace and quiet

Rex Ryan talks to reporters during training camp

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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...

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Marty Mornhinweg says he's impressed with Geno Smith 'on a daily basis'

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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...

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