Watch: Geno Smith 1-on-1

Jeane Coakley caught up with Geno Smith for a 1-on-1 yesterday (at a charity bowling event) – they talk about his offseason preparation, working with Michael Vick, having Tajh Boyd in the QB room, the QB competition, and his bowling skills.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Geno is the assumptive season starter, but nothing will be given to him with Vick over his shoulder.

One of the Jets biggest problems in 2013 was their lack of solid depth at the quarterback position. While it was good to get Geno 16 games worth of experience and see the growth, the team is much better off than they were a year ago. The Jets now have two viable starting options in Smith and Vick from which they can chose the best player along with a potential long-term backup in Tajh Boyd. Given time and correction to his game, Boyd looks like a player who in a year or two could become the team’s spot starter who can manage a game while igniting the occasional spark.




122 comments
Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

Ken O'brien called he said he's coming out of retirement he wants his number back.

MS
MS

People can argue about Geno's up and down season last year all they want. The REALITY is he had NO WEAPONS around him. His arsenal was even worse than anything Sanchez every had. 


I think it will become abundantly clear within the first few games what Geno is actually capable of with at least some weapons around him. Geno's new best friend should be CHRIS JOHNSON (amongst his other new friends Decker and Jace). 

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

Man what we need is for teams to broadcasts their practices or something, maybe even get cross city competition going or something and broadcasting it, I hate waiting until the end of July. lol, 

Cang
Cang

http://imgur.com/CDLVDJ6

http://imgur.com/IyI1994 



If you guys wanna take a gander, I did my best Bent impersonation and analyzed a play from the game in Pittsburgh in 2012 (which I think Bent also broke down) which I posted to the reddit sub. I think this was a play that may have turned the game (and season).

williamg1
williamg1

Starting to get excited about this guy a little:


""I feel like I've got power behind me, and I can turn my speed into power," said Enemkpali, learning to play outside linebacker in the Jets' base 3-4 defense. "If they over-set me, I feel like I have the ability to come inside. Low man wins in football. On the edge, if you don't give them a surface to hit, they really can't block. Those big O-linemen, they're not going to bend, so I've already got the advantage of being short. If you stay low, it's a win-win." 

Enemkpali's speed came into question at the scouting combine, where he ran a disappointing 5.01 seconds in the 40. As one opposing scout said, "It wasn't bad, it was awful." No doubt, it contributed to his fall to the sixth round. The same scout was stunned because Enemkpali never seemed slow on the field, rushing the quarterback. 

"He's not real fast, but, man, his play speed is good," the scout said. "He's got burst, he's got acceleration and his instincts are good enough.""


http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/39248/jets-rookie-pass-rusher-sacks-his-past

Brendan
Brendan

We need some OTAs or something, asap. 

williamg1
williamg1

I will be excited if we can just get average play from the QB position. Is that too much to ask?

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

" Given time and correction to his game, Boyd looks like a player who in a year or two could become the team’s spot starter who can manage a game while igniting the occasional spark."


Brian...not trying to disparage Boyd, but what evidence do you have that Boyd can "manage a game" and " ignite the occasional spark" in the NFL. He may be great, a bust, or somewhere in-between. I wouldn't count on him any more that Simms, Mac, or any other 2nd/3rd string QB 

Bent
Bent moderator

@MS  In 2009, Sanchez's 3-4-5 receivers at the start of the year were Brad Smith, Wallace Wright and David Clowney.  I don't think any of those three would have got reps at wide receiver with last year's Jets team.

a57se
a57se

@MS  

I think Jason Campbell is Geno's ceiling as a passer.......

a57se
a57se

Well done!

Can you deduce why Tebow made the choice he did?

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan  That's gonna take me about a week to sort out.


How about a BGA to tide you over?

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

@williamg1 I'm going to make an outrageous prediction: the jets will get top 20 production out of the QB position in 2014.

juunit
juunit

The same evidence as any rookie I guess.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@1969JAN12th  I don't think he's providing an evidentiary case, just saying that "if he has time and fixes some flaws he COULD" have success.

marcus81
marcus81

@a57se @MS Campbell has played with better talent, Geno has good arm strength and throws a nice deep ball, he becomes erratic when receivers keep dropping the ball and the O line doesn't give 2 seconds at least, for the position he's in with almost no talent he's coming along, if he completely craps the bed and starts playing like Sanchez then I'll become discouraged

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent BGA's are always welcome. One of Edds/Zusevics? 

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

@Disgruntled Jets Fan @williamg1  That's not outrageous at all, Whether you start Geno or Vick, In Geno's defense, last year people are whining about the picks, alot of those were passes thrown out of desperation, trying to make things happened, unlike Manuel, Manuel was very conservative.  Geno was put into tough situations, his secondary gave up alot of quick touchdowns, and it was all on Geno to make it a game again, with receivers not getting seperation and not catching balls.  This year things will be much better, the defense will average 10 pts. a game against them, my prediction and he will have more productive players at receivers and the run game will now be a big time threat which will open things up even more.  My prediction is the Jets QB will get production anywhere from 10th to 15th.

a57se
a57se

@marcus81  

I don't think he will crap the bed a la 2012 Sanchez........

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se  You dismiss it as "he got better at figuring out when to run," which is minimizing what he did 

a57se
a57se

@jsadolph  

Yes it is improvement and I have stated that many times over the past 5 months just not the improvement that some KoolAid drinkers would like for everyone to believe.

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Brendan @jsadolph

I guess that Geno should have just kept chucking up jump balls and hope that some of our guys came down with it more often and he would have 5 picks a game, BUT HIS COMPLETION % WOULD BE AWSOME. ☺

Brendan
Brendan

@jsadolph Well...not "anyone"'s (wink, wink), but yeah, what you said. 

jsadolph
jsadolph

@a57se

His accuracy was the same at the end of the year as it was at the beggining of the year, but at the end of the year the decision making got better and the turnovers went away.

That in anyone's book is an improvement.  

a57se
a57se

@BDarc23 @tsjc68 

I would be careful if I was you....saying 'perceived improvement' can easily be spun to mean you don't think he improved which will put you directly in the crosshairs on this subject of the thought police as evidenced by Brendas' immediate response!

Brendan
Brendan

@BDarc23 Don't join the Strawman brigade, bdarc. 


No one is saying Geno wasn't poor overall. People are saying that his final four games were a legitimate step forward for the young QB, and something to build on. 57 is arguing that he didn't improve over those final four weeks. 

BDarc23
BDarc23

@tsjc68  Geno played poorly last year overall.  I can not believe any Jets fan can watch the games and actually deny that. Their was some perceived improvement the last 4 games which is offering some hope that Geno will be better this year. Geno did not light it up the last 4 games. He just managed to not crap the bed.

a57se
a57se

@tsjc68

If you put that sentence in the context of everything I said on the subject, it is very clear that that is NOT what I meant by the statement. You are flat out wrong but instead of admit that you are wrong, you will just continue with the lies.......

a57se
a57se

@tsjc68 @a57se 

Not at all......that is you taking the one sentence completely out of context and applying the dumbest possible interpretation to it......

Nice try but I call a SPADE a SPADE!

tsjc68
tsjc68

@a57se @tsjc68  Not a mischaracterization, at all.


You, earlier today:


"Yes the Jets defense held down the Browns passing attack in the 15th game of the regular season. "


You're dismissing what the Jets did against the Browns simply because it happened in the second-to-last game of the regular season.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se No it isn't, and no he's not. 


You have never, ever, ever given Geno credit for improving the final four weeks of the season. Not once. 

a57se
a57se

@tsjc68

and that is a complete mis-characterization of what was said....you are lying sir!

Brendan
Brendan

@tsjc68 57 did it less than 5 minutes ago, a few posts above this one. 

a57se
a57se

@tsjc68 @jsadolph 

The ironic part is you are arguing straw men as no one has dismissed any improvement from the guys you mention due to the teams we played mailing it in.....

tsjc68
tsjc68

@jsadolph  I wasn't actually disagreeing with your post, jsadolph.  I was mocking other posters who have used that line of thought to dismiss the clear improvement in play of our rookies down the stretch (Geno, Milliner, Winters, etc.) by claiming that those games shouldn't count as much because either those teams weren't good, weren't trying hard, or both.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se  Stop boiling down "improvement at reading defenses" to completion percentage. You have been told many times over this is too narrow of a scope, it does not prove your point whatsoever. 

a57se
a57se

@jsadolph

That is a real possibility (As an explanation) but his completion percentage didn't really improve his last 4 game. I would think if the game was slowing down for him and his decision making process was that much better because of it, his completion percentage would also improve.

jsadolph
jsadolph

@tsjc68

Every team plays teams that are "mailing it in" at the end of every year.  And some of those teams lose, we didn't.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@jsadolph @Brendan @a57se  


"By the end of the season you could see the game slow down for him and he would process what he was seeing much faster and could make a calculated descision on whether to run or pass."


But haven't you heard?  None of that matters, because those four teams he played down the stretch were all mailing it in and weren't even trying to play well.

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Brendan @a57se

It's all part of getting the game to slow down for Geno.  He was feeling rush all the time for those first 10 games(whether he was or not) and it showed with some of his passes.  By the end of the season you could see the game slow down for him and he would process what he was seeing much faster and could make a calculated descision on whether to run or pass. 

In season 2 hopefully he will have healthier and better WRs that he can trust and he can build on the strides that he made at the end of last yr(broken record I know).

I think it would be hard to have worse QBing this year than last. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Let's not act like Pablo speaks for Jets fans as a whole and act like people describe Geno's struggles as completely no fault of his own on any consistent basis. 

a57se
a57se

@williamg1

Exactly, let's not act like Geno had 5 guys all over him when throwing all of his picks.........excuse making at it's finest in the offseason!

Brendan
Brendan

@williamg1 I think it was a bit of both, to be honest. He certainly struggled at times to read the defense and identify traps vs. holes in the zone, but he also did suffer from trying to do more than the field presented him with. 


57 dismisses it as improving at reading defenses, but when he started just taking what the defense gave him and running more, it was exactly what the team needed. Keep the chains moving, eat up more clock, limit risky throws. As he improves and grows, so will his throws, but until he's at the level where he's the center of the offense, the way he played in the final month is exactly what the team needs. That Geno with the current team can win 10 games, I'm pretty sure. 

williamg1
williamg1

@Pablo Bruno @Disgruntled Jets Fan @williamg1  With Rex's defense, all the QB has to do is not turn the ball over. Its all he's ever asked. So, if Geno did, in fact, throw those picks in desperation, he isn't a good match for this team. 

With that having been said, I don't think Geno threw picks in desperation. He threw picks because he didn't read the defense.