Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 7/29/13

Here is something about NFL Training Camp that you probably didn’t know, it isn’t the place to get you into shape. You are expected to be in shape when you arrive, so you can be ready and focused on preparing for the season, such as learning and perfecting the nuances of the offense. Which is why it has to be a little disconcerting for the New York Jets coaching staff to see their rookie quarterback dragging less than a week into practices. According to Brian Baldinger of NFL Network , Geno Smith was struggling at the end of practice during the teams wind sprints: “He looked good yesterday until they ran gassers at the end of practice, and Geno Smith looked like he had done no conditioning,” Baldinger said of Smith. “It was actually embarrassing to see how far behind he was behind Sanchez, [Matt] Simms and everybody else that’s there.” NFL team’s only are allowed limited contact with players in the offseason, even the rookies. There is only so much they can communicate with the players except during days they are allowed. While they may be on site when players come in to workout, they cannot instruct or tell [...]

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