Brian Baldinger was on hand in Cortland, NY the past few days and while he mostly liked what he saw, but didn’t like Smith’s conditioning, according to NFL.com
“He looked good to me yesterday until he ran gassers at the end of practice,” said Baldinger, who attended Jets training camp in Cortland, N.Y., on Sunday. “And Geno Smith looked like he had done no conditioning. It was actually embarrassing to see how far behind he (Mark) Sanchez and (Matt) Simms and everybody else that’s there.”
The rookie quarterback was more impressive during the parts of practice that count most.
Added Baldy on Monday’s “Inside Training Camp”: “However, he did look good getting in and out of the huddle, getting to the line of scrimmage, getting the ball out of his hands quickly.”
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comBrian Baldinger has been much closer ever will be, so for that reason his words have to mean something. Even so, other than the gassers in question, there was never another time where I would have even wondered about his conditioning from what I saw in Cortland.
Either way, conditioning is a big part of what training camp used to be for. So this shouldn’t be an issue by the start of the season either way