Found October 29, 2013 on Helmet2Helmet:
PLAYERS: Geno Smith
TEAMS: New York Jets
By all accounts, Geno Smith has epitomized a typical NFL rookie quarterback. His highs have been impressively high, his lows have been embarrassingly low, and we've seen just about everything else in between. Fans have said Smith is ascending. Critics have jumped off the bandwagon. Joe Bommarito has taken the Denny Green approach -- he is who he thought he was. Bommarito, a former Jets scout, told The Star-Ledger the "consensus" among the team was that Smith is not a franchise quarterback. "The consensus was that he can be a decent quarterback, we're not looking at a superstar here," Bommarito said.  "He can be a good quarterback – a solid one." Owner of 13 interceptions -- including three pick-sixes in two weeks -- Smith has looked very much like a work in progress. Yes, the Jets are off to a 4-4 start, but much of it has come in spite of Smith, not because of him. Bommartio, who spent 12 years with the Jets, hints Gang Green was...
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