Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/30/13
Up until Sunday rookie Jets quarterback Geno Smith had performed admirably this season. Sure he had made too many mistakes turned the ball over too many times. But he also had played better than many would have expected while leading New York to a surprising 2-1 record. And then came the Titans game Sunday. And it was terrible as Smith committed four turnovers (two interceptions two fumbles) in a 38-13 loss. Other than that his stats looked OK (23 of 34 for 289 yards and a touchdown) but in coach Rex Ryan's mind Smith's performance wasn't acceptable. Which you could understand after watching Smith's version of the Mark Sanchez butt fumble here (in this case we'll call it the behind-the-back fumble). But in case you thought the team might be willing to make a switch so soon dumping Smith on the bench and starting Matt Simms (who seemed quite capable in the preseason) you're going to have to wait a little longer. Writes the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta: “Geno Smith isn't going anywhere anytime soon.” One reason Jets fans might think otherwise: Smith is tied with Giants quarterback Eli Manning for the most turnovers in the league with 11. And on Sunday the Titans took advantage by scoring 28 points off Smith's miscues in delivering an embarrassing loss for New York. But remember the Jets took Smith with their second-round pick in the 2013 draft because they thought (hoped?) he'd be the successful franchise quarterback Mark Sanchez never could be.
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