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Geno Smith is expected to give Mark Sanchez a run for his money in the upcoming starting quarterback competition.
But even if he doesn't win, the ex-Mountaineer could still find himself on the field.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, the Jets are "toying with the idea" of using Smith as a "change-of-pace quarterback" if he doesn't earn the starting job.
In this scenario, Smith would have a package of plays -- mostly of the read-option variety -- that could "exploit his speed." However, Smith, mainly a pocket quarterback at West Virginia, rarely found himself outside of shotgun, let alone in a Wildcat-type formation. Cimini says Smith "gives the impression he wouldn't be thrilled in that role."
Nor should he be.
This idea reeks of last season's failed Tim Tebow experiment, and seems to have Rex Ryan's fingerprints all over it. Smith simply may not be cut out for the read-option, and fitting a square peg...
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The New York Jets are at it again, at least they might be according to ESPN New York. Rich Cimini, in his camp preview of the New York Jets, mentioned that the Jets may be thinking about using Geno Smith in the way Tebow was originally meant to be used by the team.
"The coaches are toying with the idea of turning Smith into what Tebow was supposed to be last season -- a...
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According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, the Jets are “toying with the idea” of using Smith as a “change-of-pace quarterback” if he doesn’t earn the starting job.
In this scenario, Smith would have a package of plays — mostly of the read-option variety — that could “exploit his speed.”
Oh, Jets. The minute New York drafted Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL draft, a new quarterback controversy was born. The job is the rookie’s to win, according to ESPN.com, but even if he can’t grab the starting role from Mark Sanchez, Smith could still get some playing time. “The coaches are toying with the idea of turning Smith into what [Tim] Tebow was supposed...
Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith could still get on the field even if Mark Sanchez beats him out for the starting role, according to Rich Cimini.Fantasy Spin:The thought is they could put in a read-option offensive set for Smith, but fantasy owners only need remember the Tim Tebow offensive game plan to know that it won't work. Fantasy owners need Smith to win the job outright...
The New York Jets don’t have a clue about who the QB is that they drafted. Sure, they know his name is Geno Smith, but beyond that, it appears that their scouting of him is something that nobody else saw. According to ESPN New York, the Jets plan on using Smith as a change-of-pace QB in the event that Mark Sanchez earns the starting job for the 2013 season. If this scenario sounds...
Mark Sanchez is holding his annual “Jets West” camp and, unsurprisingly, Geno Smith is a no-show. While several New York Jets skill position players showed up for team bonding, weight lifting, and other forms of practice led by Sanchez in Mission Viejo, Calif., the incumbent’s biggest competition at quarterback was training in Florida on his [...]
AS we al know Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith is down in Miami working out for the upcoming season. He’s working out with Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.
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The New York Jets do some pretty strange things. Keeping Mark Sanchez as their starting quarterback for this length of time is one of them, but the latest news out of Jets camp is even more puzzling than that. Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reported on Monday morning that Rex Ryan and company are “toying with” [...]
After a slow news weekend for the NFL, the New York Jets made news today with rumors regarding their quarterback position. They haven't named a starter, and this has nothing to do with Jets West. Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reported that the Jets are thinking about using rookie Geno Smith as a “change-of-pace quarterback”:
"The coaches are toying with the idea...
Geno Smith may have passed on Mark Sanchez’s Jets West camp, but in his eyes, he and Sanchez are cool.
While speaking to OCNN, Smith said ‘he and Sanchez have no hard feelings.”
“Me and Mark are cool. There’s no hard feelings or anything,” Smith said. “He’s up there getting some work with the guys, I’m down here getting work, some guys are going to be down here...
Geno Smith raised a few eyebrows last week when he was a no-show for Mark Sanchez’s “Jets West” camp. Sanchez’s camp has become an annual tradition with the New York Jets and a time where the team can work on bonding, conditioning and other forms of practice. As LB mentioned before, Smith probably chose not [...]
Over the last seven NFL drafts, and especially since the implementation of the NFL rookie scale after the 2010 draft, teams have used their 2nd round picks as much as their first round picks to target potential “quarterbacks of the future”, or at least viable competition for their incumbent starters. 11 quarterbacks (Newton, Locker, Gabbert, Ponder, Luck, Griffin, Tannehill,...
New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie admits he has been irresponsible the last few years with his money. Cromartie signed a five-year, $13.5 million contract with the Chargers after they selected him in the first-round of the 2006 draft . He nearly blew all of it. “I didn’t have no responsibility,”