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.”




75 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).

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

My phrase for this seasons Jets games "We came, we saw, we rocked!"

Brendan
Brendan

I love Cyborg Geno. 



UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

I am glad that Vick hopefully wont be doing the show. If the Jets hit rocky waters after the Raider game, it could get ugly on the Fan. Francessa has an agenda and is up to no good in my opinion with this Vick thing. Fatsucka is no Jet fan!

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Let's kick it off Gangrels, tonight a great game!  The Packers and Hawks start it all off! Football is here and the Farm is ready!

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. 

a57se
a57se

This has nothing to do with Geno but I just discovered this and thought it was worth sharing.

The Jets are spending the least amount of money on defense in the NFL and the 4th least amount of money on offense!

I found this info at Over the Cap and here is the link:


http://overthecap.com/positional-spending



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.

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.

a57se
a57se

If you calculate the percentage of Cap spent by the Jets for 2013 and 2014 combined, it comes out to 89% which is the league min. for a 4 year period...

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.

a57se
a57se

@Pablo Bruno 

Milliner went to Alabama...

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@NYCPEinGermany @UncleJoesJetFarm 'Gangrel' means  feral, tough, wild, like our team and fans! It is meant as a compliment!  It is like a vampire that will sink its fangs into its victim like the Jets will do to its opponents! 

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. 

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.

a57se
a57se

@williamg1 @J. Smooth @a57se 

It is too early to come to any conclusions but I think it is very interesting that we have averaged the league min. payroll for the two seasons Idzik has been in charge of the roster. Maybe it is just a coincidence...

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.

a57se
a57se

@williamg1 @a57se @J. Smooth 

The Jets don't HAVE to roll over any money to next season...if they do, and the Cap goes up like Jason projects, they'll have to increase spending by 33 million next season just to stay at the league min. 89% average over the first three years...(It started in 2013.)

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? 

a57se
a57se

@williamg1 

It is crazy...maybe they won't roll it all over to 2015...

a57se
a57se

@williamg1 

Oh, and we have a lot of free Agents next year as well...