NFL: New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

All Smith sees is silver and black

Geno Smith isn’t dwelling on the past as he prepares for his second opening-day start as the Jets’ quarterback Sunday at MetLife Stadium against the Raiders.

“I don’t want to talk about last year,” Smith said in a Wednesday press conference. “(I’m) focused on what we have ahead of us, which is the Oakland Raiders. We’re preparing for a tough team and we’re getting ready to go out and play a hard game.”

Smith  acknowledged he is more comfortable than last season, even while brushing off last year’s experience. Last December, he threw for a touchdown and ran for another in the Jets’ 37-27 win over the Raiders at MetLife.

“Last year doesn’t matter,” he said. “This year, I’m a lot more comfortable with the guys around me. It’s a result of working hard and the preparation we’ve been putting in, the hard work that we put in the classroom and we just have got to stick at it (and) stay with it. Every guy’s trusting one another and (that’s) a good sign for our football team.”

In last year’s opener, Smith was 24-for-38 for 256 yards and a TD pass and interception in the Jets’ 18-17 win over Tampa Bay. He had a fumble that led to a Bucs’ score, but also led the drive to set up Nick Folk’s game-winning field goal — one aided by a 15-yard personal foul against Tampa Bay’s  Lavonte David after Smith’s 10-yard scramble.

“I’m not really trying to talk about last year,” Smith said when asked if he had learned anything from his first opening-day experience. “We have the Oakland Raiders in Week One and that’s the only thing that’s important. I’m not really focused on anything else.”





59 comments
Rudibager
Rudibager

I am getting SO giddy for football.  Particularly Jets football.

After watching the Mets all spring/summer, it's time to watch a solid team again (I hope).

Brendan
Brendan

I love Cyborg Geno. 



williamg1
williamg1

“When I see myself on film,” Richardson told the Daily News, “I pat myself on the back.”

Some are going to hate that quote. I love it. 

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

Dominique Franks is available, I've seen some video on him certainly looks better then anyone we have except for Milliner, and btw he was a Sooner also same school as Dee.

JOHNL
JOHNL

now how doiup  load a picture on this damn thing? LOL

JOHNL
JOHNL

And the original JOHNL is finally back posting on the jets blog after trying to find out how to do since everything changed!!!

member since 2006

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

Can't wait to finally see an entire Game with the first team's offense and defense. Game 1 and 2 didn't show much on offense or defense, I take it Rex was experimenting with a few things, Game 3 we saw what Geno can do with the offense, spreading the ball to 5 different receivers and could have had 2 TDs that game, the defensive line dominated. Game 4 was mostly 3rd stringers who showed how bad they were. It will be interesting to see an entire game with the 1st stringers, last year Geno had his good and bad moments, but he showed toughness and in many games he got stronger as the game went on, the same can be said of the running game and now we have another dimension to the running game with someone who can take it to the house.  The defense also gets better as the game progresses, I think Babin will be an upgrade over pace when it comes to pass rushing, I really think this year we should break in Trevor Reilly he's going to be a force to be reckon with on the outside opposite Coples. Hopefully this front seven will not allow offenses to look deep but rather dump it off quickly that would be huge.

boomer
boomer

I had almost forgotten our team wasn't made up entirely of cornerbacks. 


Score another touchdown a game than last year and watch how stuff changes. I like the way Geno is coming along.

bob
bob

Get up it 10 am Raiders that cant be good.. I think this is a good game for the Jets to get it all started. The Jet offense this year is "TRICKY " and the defense is gonna "KICK YOUR DOORS IN! "

                            DATS RIGHT!

ramble914
ramble914

I just wish that we had another veteran WR because after Decker, Kerley and Nelson there's no one. We could also use another OL guard, not to mention another starting quality CB. The front seven should make up for the deficiencies at CB, so it should balance it self out. Can't wait for Sunday!!!

Brendan
Brendan

@Rudibager But hey, David Wright got a double this week! We did it! Hoo-ray!

Bent
Bent moderator

@Rudibager Speak for yourself.  I'm so over this season already.  


When's the draft?

Andrew Vazzano
Andrew Vazzano moderator

@Brendan All he sees are ones and zeroes!

01001111 01100001 01101011 01101100 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01010010 01100001 01101001 01100100 01100101 01110010 01110011

RockyMountainJet
RockyMountainJet

@williamg1 What's the ceiling of a ROY?  Its going to be great to watch what Sheldon can do over his career. 

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@williamg1 He, Pryor, and Davis are my three favorite playors currently. Followed closely by Coples, Wilkerson, and Harrison.

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@a57se Idzik's playing this smart. It's much more worthwhile to save the money now to lock up Wilkerson, Harrison, Richardson, Ellis, Coples, Davis, and Milliner than it is to sign some overpriced FA.

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

@a57se That's pretty good, until the big contracts come due, Mo is going to cost us alot, probably the only one unless Kendrick Ellis and Snacks have an outstanding year and they'll want big paychecks too.

bob
bob

@JOHNL 

Go to the page with the picture right click the menu bar located at the very top of your computer right click and then left click copy then go back to the blog and right click in the blog bloc then left click  paste

Isaac Miller
Isaac Miller

They add 4 hours to the days of the week before nfl season to heighten the anticipation. It's part of the new initiative of the nfl along with the defensive backs not allowed to play the reciever and must stay 5 feet away from them at all times.

drjreefer
drjreefer

Welcome back..I think I remember you.

harvlis
harvlis

@ramble914  How about our TE's and CJ out of the backfield.  If MM can mix it up throwing to those six players, to go along with a good running game -- we should be fine.  As for Guard and Corner, I agree.  Especially Corner. That is our weak spot and in a year where we play one great QB after another - Ugh. 

Pat d
Pat d

They won't be able to lock up all those players.

williamg1
williamg1

@J. Smooth @a57se Its a shame he didn't lock up Rex with more than a 1 year extension (which is how many years of guarantees added). Not cool to go long term with the roster, while telling Rex he's coaching year-to-year. 

drjreefer
drjreefer

Think he meant from his avatar. You need a twitter or Facebook.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Disgruntled Jets Fan @ramble914

Barney:  I'm worried, guys.  After this case of beer, and the case in the fridge, there's only one case left!  We should get some more beer.

-Yeah, Barney's right, we should get more beer.  - Yeah, that's right, more beer. -I agree with Barney, more beer!

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@williamg1 @J. Smooth @a57se As much as I love Rex, and want him to stay for a very long time, there are plenty of things about him that I don't like, and I don't think moving on from Rex is the worst thing in the world, though I'd rather he stay.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Pablo Bruno @a57se I always get them mixed up too.  Also, ironically coming from Alabama is a negative because it takes about a year to unlearn Saban's different coaching techniques.

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

@a57se Oklahoma is where Saunders came from right? there we are..lol

Zartan
Zartan

@J. Smooth @williamg1 @a57se almost 1 am and i'm LOL. Who is gonna run the team as built? What would you have expected of any couch from last years team? 


Rex does not need to have a super team to be successful, give him a good one.... 

williamg1
williamg1

@a57se @williamg1 @J. Smooth


Looking at those numbers, it seems absurd for anyone to argue that they didn't/don't have the ability to have signed a quality FA CB, while also resigning our other guys -- especially if we had the ability to remove any cap hit (from signing the CB) after 2 years. We have a ton of projected space, plus a ton of rollover. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent @Pablo Bruno @a57se

And a few years to recover from the pounding your body takes.  Alabama players have a pattern of coming to the league full of nicks and bruises.

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68 @Bent @Pablo Bruno @a57se


Are you implying that Nick Saban beats up his players, perhaps with some kind of medieval mace while wearing leather chaps?

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

@a57se @Pablo Bruno lol..well I'm sure I saw that uniform before, lol.. I think Domique Frank adds depth to the corners, probably a better option then Lankster, Walls, Wilson, Phillips or even Allen, which is good so Allen can go back to safety and we can have a one of the better safety tandems of the league.

williamg1
williamg1

@a57se @williamg1 @J. Smooth


That's really incredible. They may be forced to resign Wilkerson, just to help meet that minimum. 

Brendan
Brendan

@williamg1 You guys realize this has been the plan all along, right?