Geno Smith is a rookie, and yes he is struggling. In his post game conference, he was asked what “what isn’t clicking” in regards to his last couple of games, and Geno responded that he doesn’t want to put his finger on any one issue. If he was open to the question, maybe he would say he has happy feet, he’s a deer in headlights, the game is too fast, he’s locking in on his first read or maybe that’s what a fan would say watching the games.
Geno’s answer is the type one gives to dodge the question and give a vanilla answer, and to be honest I would have given the same answer.
The question that needs to be answered, is this all Geno’s fault for the poor play of the offense or can we look elsewhere:
The Offensive Line is Swiss cheese with all the holes
The wide receivers are non-existent with three catches from a WR in the Ravens game. Where is Stephen Hill?
The coaching staff clearly doesn’t trust Geno with the ball and has put in a game plan to minimize Geno’s touches. Can you win a game when you handcuff your QB?
Now many fans are saying that the real issue is Rex Ryan. He is setting up his quarterback for failure. I mean, it almost seems like we are seeing a clone in Mark Sanchez from the last couple of seasons. Everyone knows that Rex Ryan isn’t an offensive minded coach, and he is brilliant when it comes to defense, but as we go further into the season, it appears that Rex jumps in and out of the coaching hot seat.
Will GM John Idzik keep Rex on board, is Geno failing his audition, and will the team take a different direction in the upcoming weeks in regards to the starting QB? With the playoffs still in reach (I know, can you believe it), the Jet must decide if they are going to make a run and the post season with a struggling rookie, or a veteran who hasn’t seen the field. Oh, and then there is the option to play Matt Simms, but in my honest opinion, is not the future of the franchise. He is a great raw talent but so is Geno.
Geno Smith did not wear a suit, even for 5 mins, at today’s news conference, just to mess with me, probably pic.twitter.com/SYnyFE1NKl
I think the Jets made their bed with Geno and they should take the cuffs off the rookie and let it fly. Of course, with all the bullet points I made above, will that be enough for Geno to dig himself out of the hole the Jets have put him in?