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After much deliberation, the New York Jets finally announced that rookie quarterback Geno Smith will start tomorrow’s preseason game against the New York Giants. Smith was apparently slated to start the team’s 2nd preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars but those plans were thrown by the wayside after Smith injured his ankle against the Detroit Lions.
As usual, no one knows what is going on in the New York Jets organization. No matter how much Jets fans try to dispute it, there will always be a circus atmosphere under Head Coach Rex Ryan. Unfortunately, the circus atmosphere continues to be a dark cloud over the quarterback competition between Smith and fifth year single caller Mark Sanchez. Through two preseason games, Sanchez has managed to give away 17 points to the opposition due to two horrific interceptions and poor clock management. Going into his fifth year, Sanchez appears to be a known commodity. He’s good, bad, awful, great, and everything in between. Smith, on the other hand, is still a complete unknown. He played sparingly in the team’s first preseason game before going down with an injury and has been an inconsistent practice player ever since.
When General Manager John Idzik selected Smith in the 2013 NFL Draft it signaled a new direction for the franchise. That new direction will be realized at some point during the 2013 season. However, if Smith wants to get the ball rolling ahead of schedule, he needs to have a lights out performance against the Giants. Simply not turning the ball over will not be enough to convince the coaching staff that Smith should start. He will need to make big plays down the field as well as show command of the huddle.
It is obvious that Ryan feels more comfortable with the veteran Sanchez. Ryan went out of his way to call one of Geno Smith’s practices “brutal.” Even though Sanchez has turned the ball over 52 times in the last two seasons, Ryan has never used the word “brutal” at any point when discussing him.
Smith is fighting an uphill battle against Sanchez, Ryan, NFL scouts, and even some of his former West Virginia teammates that called him out for his lack of leadership. We have seen a lot of success lately among rookie quarterbacks in the National Football League. Smith has a chance to be the only rookie starter to open the season with a good performance on Saturday.
Will he do it? The choice is up to him.
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— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 25, 2013
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