Geno Smith picked a great time on Sunday to play sound football for the New York Jets, and with the help of a perfectly timed late hit, it was just enough to propel the Jets to a narrow victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With one win in his pocket, is it possible that Geno Smith will lead the Jets to a respectable record in 2013?
Well, the short and simple answer to my own question is, yes, he can. Geno Smith’s play in preseason action was best characterized by a number of terrible decisisons, resulting in turnovers that killed any hope the Jets had of putting scoring drives together. That changed on Sunday.
Although the Jets have no hope of a perfect transition from the Mark Sanchez era to the Geno Smith era, they’ve pulled off the change relatively well, partially because the decision to play Smith over Sanchez was essentially made for them when Mark Sanchez went down in preseason action with a shoulder injury.
With the starting position in hand, Geno Smith can be ...