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Geno Smith might get package of plays if he’s not starting

Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith AP

Geno Smith is going to get his chance, one way or another.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday his rookie quarterback was going to get all the reps with the first offense today, as part of their quarterback rotation, via Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.

They’ve advertised this one as an open competition with Mark Sanchez from the start, so that’s not necessarily a surprise.

What was a bit eye-opening was Ryan saying that they might also put together a package of plays specific to Smith even if he isn’t the starter.

While Smith is mobile, he’s not a perfect fit to run read-option plays, as he was more of a downfield passer in college.

And trying to gin up a way to get him on the field even if the alleged meritocracy of a competition doesn’t put him there as the starter sounds vaguely familiar.

It’s almost as if they tried it a year ago, with another quarterback who wasn’t ready or able to do the job on his own.

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68 Responses to “Geno Smith might get package of plays if he’s not starting”
  1. floratiotime says: Jun 12, 2013 12:00 PM

    Hopefully not the same package Tim Tebow got.

  2. officialgame says: Jun 12, 2013 12:01 PM

    When Mike Vick came to the Eagles Mart M. designed a package of plays for him. None of them worked.

  3. mannyicey says: Jun 12, 2013 12:03 PM

    That’s it! Rex Ryan’s on watch! What’s the over/under of him getting fired before Christmas?

  4. whatnojets says: Jun 12, 2013 12:04 PM

    Oh no….not another “Tebow” experiment

  5. nfloracle says: Jun 12, 2013 12:04 PM

    This is the package prepared but never used for Tebow, I guess, during his year with the circus.

  6. marvsleezy says: Jun 12, 2013 12:05 PM

    I dont think you can blame them for at least trying this – In theory this is a good idea.

    They are just trying to get the most out of their new QB and get Sanchez off the field – Fair enough.

  7. transam7816 says: Jun 12, 2013 12:05 PM

    That’s what they said about Tebow as well.

  8. joeytorontosucks says: Jun 12, 2013 12:06 PM

    I’d hope he would be able to win the job outright over the Sanchize thats not a ‘real’ qb competition.

  9. thesteelers says: Jun 12, 2013 12:07 PM

    If Sanchez starts over Geno, you know Geno is a bust. lol

  10. jetslakersfan says: Jun 12, 2013 12:07 PM

    That guy they put package in last season for just sucked. So u was limited to what u can do.

  11. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Jun 12, 2013 12:07 PM

    Dude if you are going to use him anyway just make him the starter and give him a chance before you ruin his career.

  12. bahoto34 says: Jun 12, 2013 12:07 PM

    Hmmmm….where have we seen this with the jets before?

  13. jaxdolfan says: Jun 12, 2013 12:07 PM

    More news on Rex’s secret packages. Tebow’s packages never saw the light of day.

  14. pathsovglory says: Jun 12, 2013 12:08 PM

    it worked so well last time…

  15. wizkidshoes says: Jun 12, 2013 12:10 PM

    Well, that would be stupid.

  16. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 12, 2013 12:11 PM

    Please tell me one of them is named “twins right butt fumble on 2″

  17. buddysguys says: Jun 12, 2013 12:12 PM

    what’s that Tebow old playbook…that one was real good.

  18. rhamrhoddy says: Jun 12, 2013 12:13 PM

    It’s almost like having a vote for something and then disregarding the results and declaring your own winner.

  19. lks311 says: Jun 12, 2013 12:14 PM

    And this is why the Jets struggle. Commit or let the kid sit. All this does is split the locker room.

    I don’t remember a “package” of plays of Kaepernick. Dude sat, and then he was the man.

  20. bullcharger says: Jun 12, 2013 12:15 PM

    Bringing in another QB to run read-option plays doesn’t work well. It’s not a surprise. The guy comes in, the other team is prepared for any play in that package and that’s the end of it. They shouldn’t swap him in and out and ruin him.

  21. raiderrob21 says: Jun 12, 2013 12:18 PM

    Package of plays=disaster/chaos/confusion for everyone involved

  22. ecupatsfan12 says: Jun 12, 2013 12:18 PM

    Because we all remember how well THAT worked out last year….

  23. minilb says: Jun 12, 2013 12:23 PM

    The jets found another guy to fill Tebow’s role of bench warmer. That is the same terminology that us when they traded for Tebow. The Jets have only one package dis-function. Good luck to Geno Smith.

  24. Kaz says: Jun 12, 2013 12:27 PM

    So once again if (big IF) Sanchez gets going good, he’ll have to come out? Isn’t this what screwed him up last season?

  25. bosdober says: Jun 12, 2013 12:33 PM

    lks311 says:
    Jun 12, 2013 12:14 PM
    And this is why the Jets struggle. Commit or let the kid sit. All this does is split the locker room.

    I don’t remember a “package” of plays of Kaepernick. Dude sat, and then he was the man.
    ========================================================================

    Just because you don’t remember it, doesn’t mean that it was not the case. Kaepernick saw the field for 22 plays – 9 passes and 13 runs – over the course of the first 8 games last season, when Alex Smith was starting.

  26. charger88 says: Jun 12, 2013 12:33 PM

    Everyone assumes Rex is talking about a package of plays for Gino. It really is a package left on Gino’s front door mat in the form of a brown paper bag that stinks and is on fire.

  27. quizguy66 says: Jun 12, 2013 12:34 PM

    After they fire Rex, are they going to bring in the college of coaches to run the team*?
    -QG

    *-old baseball reference

  28. sfniners4life says: Jun 12, 2013 12:38 PM

    Have they not learned anything. Let me guess geno going be in punt block coverage. Lol what a mess they got up there.

  29. thefox61 says: Jun 12, 2013 12:38 PM

    In related news, Geno fires Jay-Z as his agent and immediately hires Beyonce.

  30. kgun80 says: Jun 12, 2013 12:38 PM

    I see Smith winning the job. We have seen what Sanchez can do can we really expect a different result? Rex is coaching for his job. I really don’t imagine the Jets doing much passing anyway, run the ball play good D. They will most likely win 4 or 5 at most anyway.

  31. bigbenh8tr says: Jun 12, 2013 12:39 PM

    All I’m getting from this is another situation like Tebow. Rex Ryan clearly needs to be fired, and picked up by another team simply as a Defensive Coordinator. Never gonna match Daddy’s success.

  32. zeke2517 says: Jun 12, 2013 12:39 PM

    “alleged meritocracy of a competition ”

    You aren’t even trying to seem impartial.

  33. silverhornet says: Jun 12, 2013 12:39 PM

    why learn from your past mistakes?

  34. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 12, 2013 12:39 PM

    What was a bit eye-opening was Ryan saying that they might also put together a package of plays specific to Smith
    _____________________

    There’s nothing eye-opening or surprising about this at all.

    Ryan is essentially saying if Sanchez stinks it up he’s going to make sure Smith is far enough along on some of the playbook to have at least a chance he’ll do well.

    I think that was the obvious situation from the moment they drafted Smith.

  35. threefeetaway says: Jun 12, 2013 12:40 PM

    As always…history repeats itself

  36. thc850 says: Jun 12, 2013 12:48 PM

    I don’t remember a “package” of plays of Kaepernick. Dude sat, and then he was the man.
    ***************

    well Kaepernick DID have a package last year before he took over, just not his rookie year

  37. mtchainsmoker says: Jun 12, 2013 12:52 PM

    Ryan also stated that Geno Smith would receive a cool headband like the one Mark Sanchez wears.

  38. roymunson1 says: Jun 12, 2013 12:53 PM

    Jets QB packages = potential career death.

  39. cmdrsmooth says: Jun 12, 2013 12:57 PM

    Kaepernick did have packages before becoming full time starter.

    Unfortunately, I trust Harbaugh more than Rex to know what are good Packages. Unless we are talking about Food packages , of course, Rex expertise is second to none.

  40. ampats says: Jun 12, 2013 12:58 PM

    Are the Jets going to color code the plays as they did for Sanchez?

  41. tindeaux says: Jun 12, 2013 1:01 PM

    when it comes to media attention, the jets is an outstanding organization that does that.

  42. ilovefoolsball says: Jun 12, 2013 1:01 PM

    We’re going to call it the JayZ illuminati package.

    It’s going to start off in the triangle formation.

    Big brother is gonna go in motion from right to left, then the leader of the formation will collect as much information about the defenders as possible before the start of the play.

    The key to the play is deception. So they’ll have the refs throw a few false flags (they’re in on it too).

    If it’s successful they’ll make slaves of everyone on the defense, and in the stadium, and the world.

  43. chargerdillon says: Jun 12, 2013 1:06 PM

    I hope so very much they give Tebow a chance to run one in on the Jets goal line defense.

    Nobody deserves to jam it down the bumbling Jets throats more than Tebow does. And i’d be shocked if Belicheck being the good coach he is doesn’t do just that. Motivation goes a long way.

  44. rdav29 says: Jun 12, 2013 1:10 PM

    They’ll cut Sanchez in camp and sign/trade for a veteran stopgap like Hasselbeck or Kyle Orton or Chad Henne to start this year and mentor Smith. They’ll still be 4-12.

  45. sportsguy88 says: Jun 12, 2013 1:13 PM

    The passing plays?

  46. knowledge743 says: Jun 12, 2013 1:13 PM

    Geno smith is not a read option qb. If he cannot beat out sanchez. He does not belong on the field

  47. mythaimyke says: Jun 12, 2013 1:16 PM

    How do you spell BUST! G-E-N-O!!!!!!!!!!

  48. knowledge743 says: Jun 12, 2013 1:30 PM

    Geno will not be a bust. He can throw it. But I thought he would need a year to watch.

  49. denverdude7 says: Jun 12, 2013 1:32 PM

    Rex Ryan ruined a once promising Mark Sanchez, never gave Tim Tebow the slightest opportunity and will now get Geno Smith’s career off to a horrible beginning.

    Why is this guy still coaching the team?

  50. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 12, 2013 1:33 PM

    …to keep as a souvenier of his time in the NFL.

  51. knowledge743 says: Jun 12, 2013 1:35 PM

    If he’s not ready throwing him in with the lack of offensive talent will ruin him. Let him watch .. learn.. maybe he can be a franchise qb.. I dislike like sanchez immensely.. but if the kid ain’t ready sign a veteran.. to compete with sanchez. Its a lost year anyway

  52. bspurloc says: Jun 12, 2013 1:38 PM

    the same package sanchize gets
    run
    run
    pass
    punt

  53. knowledge743 says: Jun 12, 2013 1:48 PM

    Haha 4th and 9

  54. hawkforlife says: Jun 12, 2013 1:53 PM

    I thought we were supposed to learn from history. Apparently not Ryan. I’ll never understand the attitude of pulling your #1 QB off the field for a gimmick play.

  55. gobuccs1280 says: Jun 12, 2013 1:59 PM

    Give him all of Tebow’s plays from last season.

  56. ryann252013 says: Jun 12, 2013 2:07 PM

    A lot of you guys are missing the point, every QB has a basic set of plays to learn from in there first year and there most likely simple plays with complex reads. Once again, the media blows this out of proportion this is just a way to set up a learning system for Geno Smith..get off the jets back the fans are sick of the coverage and the circus is in boston now.

  57. bluenose1965 says: Jun 12, 2013 2:23 PM

    Jets fans may be sick of the coverage, but Rex isn’t. If he’d learn to shut his hole, the Jets would be better for it.

  58. bermudabuffalo says: Jun 12, 2013 2:23 PM

    Worst run team in football, hands down.

    Rex in Effect…

  59. nomoreseasontix says: Jun 12, 2013 3:08 PM

    Didn’t we hear that about Tebow last year?

  60. nomoreseasontix says: Jun 12, 2013 3:09 PM

    So…. The pattern is:
    He sits all year and gets cut next summer?

  61. spedman24 says: Jun 12, 2013 3:18 PM

    It’s amazing that so many people on this site commenting on these stories do not know anything about football — how is it the Tebow package if Sparano was fired in January???

  62. immafubared says: Jun 12, 2013 3:19 PM

    OK. Let’s see if I can get this straight. Geno, the guy we hear who is so impressive in camp, a student of the game, good play manager will work himself into a temp position behind Sanchez.

    My mind can no longer handle the Jets circus.

    I did guess that Geno had a weakness aka Travaris J and that was reading defenses. Could be right still?

  63. lks311 says: Jun 12, 2013 3:42 PM

    cmdrsmooth says:
    Jun 12, 2013 12:57 PM
    Kaepernick did have packages before becoming full time starter.

    Unfortunately, I trust Harbaugh more than Rex to know what are good Packages. Unless we are talking about Food packages , of course, Rex expertise is second to none.
    —————————
    …and I stand corrected—several times actually.

  64. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Jun 12, 2013 3:46 PM

    “It’s almost as if they tried it a year ago, with another quarterback who wasn’t ready or able to do the job on his own.”

    ——————————————

    Right, it was all Tebow. It had nothing to do with the fact Rex wouldn’t let Tebow or McElroy see the field even if they were the second coming of Tom Brady.

  65. kbear1013 says: Jun 12, 2013 4:01 PM

    As usual, horrible reporting of the jets organization by twisting rex ryan’s words. Listening to the press conference, rex hardly hinted this would happen. Mole hills are not mountains.

  66. scandiman says: Jun 12, 2013 4:04 PM

    “It’s almost as if they tried it a year ago, with another quarterback who wasn’t ready or able to do the job on his own.”

    keep up the nice cheap shots and stay classy dude!

  67. EJ says: Jun 12, 2013 6:36 PM

    Ryan is going to ruin this kid. He’s a pure pocket-passer, not anything else.

  68. prijak1 says: Jun 13, 2013 2:40 AM

    I told everyone that Gina Smith is a diva and not QB . My words are becoming reality. Sanchez is the #1 QB for the JETS

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