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No sign of Geno Smith at Jets West

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Mark Sanchez’s Jets West camp convened again, but apparently without the competition for his starting job.

According to Kristian Dyer of Metro New York, rookie quarterback Geno Smith wasn’t there as players were gathering Wednesday night, and none of those asked knew if he was coming.

Sanchez invited the second-round pick to his annual gathering of quarterbacks and receivers in California, which caused a minor stir at Jets minicamp when Smith didn’t know what the questions referred to and initially answered “no comment.”

It’s hard to nail down whether it’s good or bad that Smith’s absent — if he remains absent. Because it’s the Jets, awkwardness would ensue either way, and there’s probably no getting around that.

If he shows, some would perceive him as trying to horn in on Sanchez’s job.

If he doesn’t show, some would perceive him as aloof.

Sanchez has taken a confident approach, which is the right one for him. And for the moment, it seems Smith is taking the respectful quiet rookie approach.

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35 Responses to “No sign of Geno Smith at Jets West”
  1. fdugrad says: Jul 11, 2013 3:44 PM

    He is already in the studio with his NOT agent JZ!!

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 11, 2013 3:48 PM

    Geno was ready to go until he found out that Sanchez wanted him to shag balls and distribute Gatorade only.

  3. ozymandias121 says: Jul 11, 2013 3:50 PM

    Both QBs are bums….you might as well get some random hobo off the streets of NY to QB for the Jets.

  4. tacowrecker says: Jul 11, 2013 3:51 PM

    Sanchez is a complete joke and Smith kind of seems like a D-bag. This doesn’t bode well for Jets fans.

  5. mwatts1 says: Jul 11, 2013 3:53 PM

    For what it’s worth (which is -$1,000,000). I think Geno is going to be a career back up. I see nothing when I watch him.

  6. larry321 says: Jul 11, 2013 3:57 PM

    So damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Typical media reporting. At least we get the concession that both qb’s are handling it well, but let’s rip them anyways.

  7. vaster says: Jul 11, 2013 3:58 PM

    “Thanks BUTT no thanks.” — Geno Smith

  8. Kaz says: Jul 11, 2013 4:01 PM

    Lol Vaster.

    Geno should be there. I’d go. Just for gp. It’s what high character people do.

  9. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Jul 11, 2013 4:05 PM

    Given the results that “Jets West” has produced in the past, Geno is not missing anything by skipping. Seriously.

  10. zeke2517 says: Jul 11, 2013 4:08 PM

    It must be really fun hanging out in the bushes outside Mark Sanchez’ house.

  11. zeke2517 says: Jul 11, 2013 4:09 PM

    “If he shows, some would perceive him as trying to horn in on Sanchez’s job.

    If he doesn’t show, some would perceive him as aloof.”

    So… Why don’t we shut up and see what happens?

  12. davekezer says: Jul 11, 2013 4:11 PM

    Man, I’d love to give the guy the benefit of the doubt, but Smith has really done nothing to refute the perception that he’s got an attitude problem. Seems like there’s not a very good chance he’ll be a team leader of any sort.

  13. steelerben says: Jul 11, 2013 4:15 PM

    Sanchez planned on inviting Smith, but he ran into the back of Brandon Moore and dropped the invite into a storm drain.

  14. afcdomination says: Jul 11, 2013 4:20 PM

    I don’t think there is anything here that is negative for smith

    but I sure as heck have seen smith dig himself a huge hole with the comments he makes. Few talk about how not only was he passed up by the bills for manuel, but he was passed up by the bills, a team coached by the man who shut smith the heck down in the pinstripe bowl.

    he also has to face that man twice a year now if smith somehow starts. smith is a headcase who needed to go somewhere that doesn’t have intense media scrutiny. he will fold like vince young

  15. officialgame says: Jul 11, 2013 4:21 PM

    Precisely the reason he dropped into the 2nd round.

  16. schmitty2 says: Jul 11, 2013 4:34 PM

    Geno isn’t attending because he doesn’t want to learn the finer points of butt fumbling.

  17. pisano says: Jul 11, 2013 4:41 PM

    Why would Smith associate with Sanchez? the guys on his way out of NY, no reason for Geno to have anything to do with Sanchez. One’s on his way in and one’s on his way out, take a guess which way Sanchez is going.

  18. bigbenh8tr says: Jul 11, 2013 5:17 PM

    Who cares. Can we just get the jets out of the NFL so we don’t have to read any more bland articles that are basically saying the same thing over and over again.

  19. nyfootballgiants says: Jul 11, 2013 5:34 PM

    Gino Smith is doing the smart thing here (finally). A rookie needs to be careful about appearances.

    There will be plenty of time for him to win the job this summer, and he will get plenty of time to bond with the vets.

    He might have undermined himself with the Vets if he actually showed up at this.

    Gino should spend his time studying the playbook, avoiding the media and keeping out of trouble.

    If he is as good as he thinks he is – he won’t need to be at Jets West…

  20. bigblu73 says: Jul 11, 2013 5:45 PM

    The only thing more ridiculous than taking a Mark Sanchez Jets West Camp seriously, is taking the “Trent Dilfer Elite QB” show with a straight face!!! All of the unfounded “Smith has a ‘tude” comments are a bit much. Who knows if he was even invited to the Sanchez camp? Besides the fact he’s working out in Florida under top tutelage…..

  21. nypryme831 says: Jul 11, 2013 5:59 PM

    Real JET FANS.. NYPRYMES’ ON YOUR SIDE*!! YOU KNOW WE’RE BACK IN ONE SEASON!! AIN’T WORRING BOUT ‘NITHING!! KINGS OF THE N
    F.L. !! : “”GANG**GREEN!!”” YEAHHHH!!

  22. whiffersnapper says: Jul 11, 2013 6:26 PM

    Like it is really important Smith be there to gain all that important info from the 29th ranked QB in the league……NOT

  23. 950003cups says: Jul 11, 2013 8:37 PM

    Look again. Geno is the one with his pants on.

  24. zeke2517 says: Jul 11, 2013 9:10 PM

    “Precisely the reason he dropped into the 2nd round.”

    Well, if we’re being honest, teams weren’t looking for QBs this year. He was the second quarterback taken in the draft. That’s not a knock on him.

  25. brucealmty says: Jul 11, 2013 9:15 PM

    Geno was running with the bulls last week….Jets West was too much jet lag.

  26. jrcoop says: Jul 11, 2013 9:31 PM

    Assuming he saw Sanchez’s latest video, I can’t say I blame him.

  27. rcali says: Jul 11, 2013 10:14 PM

    To be fair, Geno has a lot of parties to attend with Jay Z in Manhattan. Priorities folks!

  28. shooz23 says: Jul 11, 2013 11:47 PM

    I’d go. You can also learn from a dummy. Just do the opposite. Beating Sanchez for a starting job is soo easy a caveman can do it. Let’s go Geno

  29. slimdee777 says: Jul 12, 2013 12:31 AM

    geno’s not falling into tebow’s trap..doesn’t have to..why should he suck up to a quarterback who’s on his way out??..sanchez is a hemorroid(get it?..hemorroid?)..geno knows that his future is as the starter,
    No matter what sanchez does.

  30. tim581981 says: Jul 12, 2013 2:12 AM

    They both suck. they will both be out of the league in 3-4 years

  31. lrjets says: Jul 12, 2013 6:53 AM

    Gotta love some Steelers fans here.
    At best, a stretch, a prayer that they’ll win 7 games, yet they, like Dolphins fans come here to troll.

    Playoffs? Playoffs?
    PRICELESS!

  32. joetoronto says: Jul 12, 2013 8:30 AM

    This is called addition by subtraction.

  33. ryann252013 says: Jul 12, 2013 11:49 AM

    I like this guy, I think he knows what he’s doing. He doesn’t want to force a relationship with the vets on a prove it or lose it year with Rex and Sanchez. Going to Jets West never helped anybody anyway if I was Geno I would do the same why start when there’s a possibility that Rex gets fired?

  34. razzzmajazzz says: Jul 12, 2013 5:42 PM

    Smartest thing Geno has done yet is avoid learning how to QB like Sanchez.

  35. theuglitruth says: Jul 13, 2013 5:06 AM

    So….not throwing passes to your wide outs isn’t helpful…hogwash! Get over yourself Geno….if you want to be great you have to put the time in.

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