Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/19/14
As the New York Jets defeated the Atlanta Falcons 30-28 last night, Geno Smith became only the second rookie quarterback ever to win an away game on Monday Night Football. Throughout the game, Smith picked apart the Falcons' depleted defense. Including a two minute drill to set up a last-second field goal for the win.To some, Smith's play came as a surprise. After all, Smith came into the game leading the league with 11 turnovers, and only had five touchdowns. To others, it was just another example of Smith's boom or bust play. So far this season, Smith has shown he has skill to be the Jets' next franchise quarterback. Then there are other times where Smith makes bad mistakes that no quarterback should make. For example, his behind the back fumble.If this, however, were two years ago, these classic rookie mistakes would not be such a big deal. There was always a learning curve permitted to young quarterbacks. But in today's football, these mistakes can no longer happen. After last y...
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