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It may not be the worst thing in the world for Mark Sanchez, if Geno Smith ends up getting the starting job in week one. The Jets coaching staff and fan base already have a short rope waiting for Sanchez anyway. If Smith falters or goes down, Sanchez could re-enter under different circumstances. Needing only to perform in more meat and potatoes second string fashion. If Smith succeeds, the Sanchize, could enjoy a season with no hits to the body, while collecting a healthy paycheck for it. Before going on his way to a similar role even further under the radar…as a backup most likely elsewhere, where even less will be expected of him.
Sanchez not only needs to find his own sixty minute in-game confidence again. He must
also regain that trust with teammates, who lately have been complimenting Smith…not him, on athleticism and arm strength shown in Cortland. Maybe the early part of the new campaign will be a good time for Sanchez to sit back and observe how those kind words directed towards Smith translate into on field production for the rookie second rounder.
Because if they don’t, and Smith starts (thanks to the views of Rex Ryan, John Idzik and whoever else has a say in the matter) but comes out of the gate looking like an overmatched rookie, Sanchez could somehow find himself as a desired alternate option at some point in October. Imagine that.
Sanchez almost can’t win as the starter right out of camp with the majority of home crowd diehards who have little faith in him, unless the Jets win two games in September and he avoids one or two poor performances at most, during that time. Despite the Jets needing immediate contributions from an unproven WR corps, a new backfield, a first year Jets OC, and a new system on offense.
A “Geno Leads the Jets” scenario could actually help both QB’s in the long run as well. Smith would become the Jets future, and Sanchez could preserve his body, shop for a place that wants him as the backup, and lower the meter that still grades him under QB1 paramaters of “next level potential” to the QB2-low ceiling of “effective game manager.”
For Sanchez it would be a role that he has already performed well in at times throughout his four year career. Especially during the postseasons of 2009 and 2010. When a stout defense and run game allowed him to focus on ball security and a modest gameplan in order to win. Coming in second for now, could ironically help Sanchez out in 2013 and beyond.
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New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith reportedly looked out of breath towards the end of the team's training camp practice on Monday.
Rich Cimini of ESPN New York reports that second-round pick QB Geno Smith has outplayed Mark Sanchez through the first week of training camp.
Cimini adds that Smith has pulled even with Sanchez and may be slightly ahead of him in the Jets’ quarterback competition.
“He can do more” than Sanchez, said one veteran.
Sanchez has continued to struggle with turnovers, which has...
Fireman Ed has retired from being the New York Jets unofficial team mascot. That duty now belongs to Brandon Moore’s backside. Unfortunately, the key ingredient in Mark Sanchez’s butt fumble cannot lead the Jets’ fans in their favorite cheers of J-E-T-S JETS!JETS!JETS! The organization is taking every precaution to make sure their fans can continue this game time tradition...
The Jets have more anonymous leaks than any other team in the NFL.
It is quite clear they would like Geno Smith to win the QB competition and it appears he has inched ahead of Mark Sanchez, even though no preseason games have been played yet.
Rookie Geno Smith has outplayed Mark Sanchez through the first week of training camp, pulling even or perhaps ahead in the New York Jets’...
As Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez battle for the New York Jets starting quarterback job, their relationship has steadily improved throughout the course of training camp.
Brian Baldinger of the NFL Network was present at Jets practice this weekend, paying particular interest to rookie quarterback Geno Smith, who is looking to replace Mark Sanchez as the Jets’ starting quarterback. For the most part, Baldinger was impressed with Smith’s work, with one glaring exception.
“He looked good to me yesterday until he ran gassers at the end of practice...
When I was growing up, everyone wanted to be like Mike.
Now so does Geno Smith. The Jets second round pick has impressed early on in camp, and told the teams official website that, he wants to be like Michael Jordan when it comes to the effect he has on his team.
“It wasn’t even a football player man,” he told me on a “Jets Talk LIVE” installment that will air at 4:00...
Reports from the New York Jets aren’t offering any comfort for the already hopeless Jets fans. After reporting to camp last Thursday, July 25th, it was noted that 2nd round draft pick, QB Geno Smith’s performance did not impress anyone.
According to CBS Sports, NFL Network Analyst, Brian Baldinger, had a very harsh assessment of Smith’s conditioning saying:
“He looked good...
With sky high hopes for Jets' quarterback Geno Smith, the rookie is no stranger to pressure after watching the greatest athlete of his generation rise above all the criticism and earn the ultimate respect from teammates, fans and the media.
According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, Geno Smith has jumped out to an early lead in the Jets' starting quarterback competition.Fantasy Spin:This comes just days after NFL Network's Brian Baldinger said Smith's conditioning was "embarrassing." If Geno gets the job it won't be because he deserved it. It will be because Mark Sanchez deserved it less.
Despite recent reports that Geno Smith has been edging out Mark Sanchez in the New York Jets quarterback competition.
Questions have risen about Smith’s conditioning. Smith may have been out-passing his competitors, but when doing sprints at the end of practice one analyst reported Smith looked like he “had done no conditioning.
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First there's a report that rookie quarterback Geno Smith is out of shape; then Rex Ryan comes to the defense of his young QB. Now we're getting back to the normal back-and-forth action we're used to.
"He seems fine to me, Ryan said of Smith according to ESPN's Jane McManus. "When he ran for 80 yards that one play he looked good to me."
Jason will be providing today's update, as he was at TC, himself.
Unlike yesterday, today was a beautiful day in Cortland NY, and a great day to be at Jets training camp.
Geno Smith continued to practice with the ones today, and hit Jeff Cumberland on a 30 yard out route. He continues to impress with his pocket presence, but seemed a bit hesitant at times looking for...