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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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The New York Jets wrapped up their first weekend of training camp today with their inaugural padded practice, despite a brief weather delay. Geno Smith received his first opportunity to run with the starters and did not disappoint. Without getting too wrapped up in the day’s “stats,” it is clear Smith’s arm strength and poise is making an impression.
This summer’s quarterback...
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.
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...
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...
Sensing “a changing of the guard,” ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini stated on NFL Live that rookie Geno Smith may have gained a “slight edge” over bush league veteran Mark Sanchez in the Jets’ quarterback competition. Chosen 39th overall out of West Virginia, the 22-year-old Smith has looked solid during recent practices and reportedly impressed with leadership qualities off...
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."
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.
After the first four days of training camp the Jets have today off, which gives us the perfect chance to check in on how the quarterback battle is unfolding. There's enough attention being devoted to the quarterback competition that there's no need to write about it daily, but we will continue to find logical check-points to give updates on how the battle is progressing until...
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...