Geno Smith: Why can’t the Jets make a run to the Super Bowl?

AP

Jets quarterback Geno Smith sees no reason not to feel confident heading into the 2014 season.

Although the Jets are coming off an 8-8 season in Smith’s rookie year, Smith said he likes his team’s chances of winning a championship this season.

“I feel good about our team making a Super Bowl run,” Smith said, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. “You know, why not us?

Many people would look at the Jets’ roster and say there are actually plenty of reasons why they’re not Super Bowl contenders. And one of those reasons is that Smith hasn’t proven himself as an NFL quarterback, having completed just 55.8 percent of his passes last season, with 12 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.

But the Jets rarely lack for confidence at this time of year. Jets coach Rex Ryan has made his share of offseason Super Bowl predictions, and Ryan’s confidence may be rubbing off on Smith.

149 responses to “Geno Smith: Why can’t the Jets make a run to the Super Bowl?

  1. All it takes is average QB play Geno. You have a great young defense but you turn it over too much. Will have to turn them down. Mark Sanchez was close to having two rings. Nothing is impossible then.

  2. Because the front office makes terrible, terrible decisions each year and finds new ways to take a promising team and move them backwards.

  3. With all these suspensions flying around for substance abuse, it’s just a matter of time before half the Jets team gets busted. What are these guys smoking?

    1. Chris Johnson feels he’ll run for 2k again.
    2. Rexy says ” every team gonna be afraid to play us”.
    3. Morinweig says Chris Johnson is first ballot HOFer.
    4. Geno feels the team will make the SB.

    And we haven’t even gotten to Training Camp!

  4. If that’s the case I boldly declare that the Bills will also make a Super Bowl run.

  5. To clarify for those who aren’t soccer fans, Klinsmann is the USA head coach who famously claimed that we had no shot at winning the cup. No, we didn’t win, but WHAT KIND OF HC SAYS THAT CRAP?

  6. WHY can’t you? because your the QB and Vick is even worse. no QB no championship…

  7. Hey the Jets have won more Super Bowls than the Vikings. Probably win another before them too
    Although those fans do have the championship team that most fits them The WNBA Lynx

  8. QB play…

    Drafted Mark Sanchez years ago and he was middling at best.

    I know it was only Geno’s rookie yr but it didn’t go anything like Luck’s, RGIII’s, Cam’s, Russell Wilson’s etc…

    Compare Geno’s first yr stats to Mark Sanchez…

    They, Mark and Geno, seem pretty doggone similar to me…

    Geno doesn’t have the future of Russell, Andrew, Cam etc…

  9. According to Rex, their Super Bowl is any game involving the Pats. So yeah, Geno is technically right, ROFL.

  10. Because they don’t have the offense. Patriots have owned that division for awhile

  11. Rex Ryan is a miserable head coach. He’s embarrassing, repulsive, and was never worthy of a Super Bowl ring.

    The right choice was John Harbaugh, Super Bowl Champion

    Ravens Two Time Champs

  12. How many SB call outs do the Jets have to make before they learn they can’t handle the mojo… unless they know it and just want to quietly build their team with high 1st round picks lol!

  13. He’s right. If the Jets can go into their bye (week 11) with 6 wins, they have a great chance of getting a Wildcard spot (they will not unseat the Patriots from the AFC East). Unfortunately, to win 6 of their first ten games will require wins against three of the following opponents: Packers, Bears, Lions, Chargers, Broncos, Patriots and Chiefs (assuming the Raiders, Bills and Steelers remain pushovers). Even if the Jets get much better than last year, I don’t see them winning 3 of those 7 games. But if they do win 6 of those first 10, they stand a good chance of finishing the season 11-5, and on a roll for the playoffs.

    Gotta love this time of year – even the Jets, Bucs and Jaguars have a chance to make a run at the Superbowl…

  14. I do recall a team wining a Super Bowl with a lousy QB? 2000 rings a bell? Then the following year they went out and picked up a “QB” then didn’t win??

  15. when was the last time a team finished last in their division and played in SB??? never and aint gonna this year either, just stop talking and also your the NJ Jets.

  16. You will find out on Oct 5th when you play against a real quarterback and then the next week when you get some guy named Manning…….then you just have to beat the teams in your division.
    People wonder why you are the lowest rated QB in the NFL…..you haven’t done anything except talk

  17. Why can’t the Jets make a run? Well, Geno… With You as one of few viable options at QB, the Jets can’t make a run at anything.

  18. They might want to focus on breaking their tie with the Houston Oilers for AFC East titles before guaranteeing any more Super Bowls.

  19. What a real joke the regular season is for many teams, and purely a profit machine with the illusion of ‘any given Sunday’

    You cannot make it to the SB for the following reasons:

    -Tom Brady
    – Bill Belichick
    – Peyton Manning
    – demeryous Thomas
    – Von Miller
    – Monte Ball
    – Jamal Charles
    – The Indianapolis Colts
    – Rex Ryan
    – Tom Brady
    – Bill belichick
    – Tom Brady

  20. As a rookie Andrew Luck hit on only 54% of his passes and had nearly as many INTs as Geno, but now he’s considered a top tier QB, by some.

    All things considered, 8-8 with that group was an accomplishment. Smith bashing is a national pasttime, but the kid is on the right track.

    Maybe he needs to flash a couple selfies from Vegas or grow a neck beard to get respect for doing it the right way.

  21. Oh Yeah, it’s definitely possible. It’s also definitely possible I’ll win Powerball this week. In fact, it’s possible I’ll win it three weeks in a row. Wow, I’m so excited! Oh…but…”possible” is not always the friend of “likely.”

  22. The Jets probably have a better chance of Michael Vick being elected honorary President of the New York SPCA than they do going to the Super Bowl.

  23. I do recall a team wining a Super Bowl with a lousy QB? 2000 rings a bell? Then the following year they went out and picked up a “QB” then didn’t win??
    ==============================
    That team also had the best defense in the history of football. The Jets sure as hell don’t ahve anything like that!

  24. 8-8 twin sisters with the Cowbabies, that’s why it ain’t going to happen. Only thing the Jets win consistently is the idiot fans that attend the annual draft.

  25. Because the Patriots are in your head. The Jets think beating the Pats in one silly home game is the key to making a SB run. Fact is, they have to win a lot more then just that one game.

  26. Hey billsbackto81: what are they suppose to say? We suck????

    How about something like, ” we’re going to go out there, be competitive and play smart football. Hopefully it leads to the playoffs”.

    I know intelligent statements that are comprised of common sense is not exactly the Jets way, but hey, anything is possible.

  27. I agree that Geno Smith is not the best but why is he called a bust by so many after his rookie 8-8 season? Not necessarily a Geno fan but many other rookies have done much worse and not received the criticism that Smith has. I know it’s the Jets and all but still…shouldn’t we give him at least one more season before making final judgments?

  28. What is he supposed to say? It’s extremely unlikely they’ll go to the Super Bowl, but NFL history has proven teams can make surprise turn arounds. The Panthers went to the Super Bowl two seasons after a 1-15 season (03-04) and the Cardinals went to the Super Bowl in 08-09 as well. They both lost, but definitely surprised many fans.

  29. Geno is a talented player. But he is not going to make a Super Bowl, especially in his second year in the NFL. They aren’t even going to win the division, that’s obviously to the Pats, but I can see a 9-7 or maybe, maybe even 10-6 Wild Card.

  30. Drug test that man IMMEDIATELY. And I thought ryan was the king of putting the stupid thoughts that go through his mind into a microphone

  31. Everyone thinks the pats are the team to beat and we beat them last time we played cause their coach attempted to heat once again, and was caught once again, so why not?

  32. Good luck as a wildcard cause the patriots 1. Are spying your plays and 2. Has your playbook and 3. Gets every pass interference call possible even when the db is not even close

  33. Lets see the only NYC team (the 3 major sports) to have not won or been to the championship in 45 years.

    Their QB was dead last in QB rating last season. Michael Vick is your savior?

    Perhaps the JETS should MUP Geno Smith (mentally unable to perform)

  34. The Super Bowl isn’t “spin the bottle”. You don’t take turns. He’s talking about winning a Super Bowl and you hear NOTHING from the defending champs.
    Are, wanna be’s, will never be’s.
    Guess which two run heir mouth the most.

  35. weareluckytohavemikeflorio says:
    Jul 6, 2014 9:33 PM
    the combined IQ of the Jets quarterback might add up to the necessary IQ of a starting QB in the league.
    there you have it
    ****************
    IQ he says? Geno’s making millions, while the brave genius behind his keyboard is bagging groceries. If you’re so smart, why aren’t cutting multi-million dollar deals instead of smearing a young man who’s gone farther than you or anyone with your blood will ever go?

    It takes one hellava IQ to swing at people who can’t swing back, from mommy’s basement.

  36. The Yankees or Knicks probably have a better chance of making it to the Superbowl than the Jets.

  37. 12 TD 21 INT – the answer takes the snap from center.
    Geno couldn’t read a defense in college, can’t read a defense now. Really, never did see why people were so hot for this kid – soon as he hit ANY real Big 12 competition (one that played…defense) he folded BAD.
    Doesn’t take much talent to throw to a wide open receiver. Guess what you don’t see too much of in the NFL? Wide…open…receivers.

  38. Somehow this will turn out to be Russell Wilson’s fault. He was using the phrase “Why not us?”, then went on to win a SB. I suspect Geno thinks it’s just that easy.

  39. Hey Geno, just remember that the last time the Jets played in a Super Bowl, man had not yet walked on the moon, Lyndon Johnson was president and the Vietnam war was still raging.

    We’re creeping up on half a century ago.

  40. Look in the mirror, kid. No viable quarterback and the head coach is in over his head.

  41. youpeopleareallthesame says: Jul 6, 2014 7:45 PM

    To clarify for those who aren’t soccer fans, Klinsmann is the USA head coach who famously claimed that we had no shot at winning the cup. No, we didn’t win, but WHAT KIND OF HC SAYS THAT CRAP?

    A non-American, German one…

  42. Dont see the issue here. Its not like the Jets were a 4-12 team last year

    In the free agency era of the NFL every year you get teams going from 5-11 to 11-5 and the playoffs and vica versa.

    No one can name all the playoff teams and get them right, there’ll be surprises this year just as theres been for the last 15 years.

    The Jets ‘could’ be one of those teams

  43. Someone said to compare geno smiths stats to Andre lucks rookie stats. I just did… Andrew lucks rating 76.5, geno smiths rating 66.5. Geno smiths completion percentage is actually higher. The jets had without question the worst group of WR last year. Andrew luck rating increased his second year, if Geno can do the same the jets can make the playoffs. Anything can happen in the playoffs.

  44. The reason is that a quarterback who throws nearly twice as many interceptions as touchdowns is not good enough to make a Super Bowl run.

  45. youpeopleareallthesame says:
    Jul 6, 2014 7:45 PM
    To clarify for those who aren’t soccer fans, Klinsmann is the USA head coach who famously claimed that we had no shot at winning the cup. No, we didn’t win, but WHAT KIND OF HC SAYS THAT CRAP?
    ——————–
    One who’s coaching a very young team and trying to lessen the pressure on the players by shifting it to himself. No way in H-E double hockey sticks the U.S. is on the same level as the teams still playing right now.

  46. Geno Smith wants to know why the Jets can’t make a run for the Super Bowl. Answer: You aren’t good enough, you have a blowhard, loud-mouthed coach and a dufus for an owner.
    Other than that, you’re great.

  47. Why not the Raiders? Since we are throwing out terrible teams. Of course he should be confident. So I will go with it. Why not the Browns? Texans? Bucs? Why not them? The Jets stink. I am assuming another failure this year.

  48. Ian Q: “Geno, how do you feel about the Jets Super Bowl chances this year?”

    Geno A: “I feel good about our team making a Super Bowl run,” Smith said, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. “You know, why not us?”

  49. my45eagle says:Jul 6, 2014 7:36 PM

    All it takes is average QB play Geno. You have a great young defense but you turn it over too much. Will have to turn them down. Mark Sanchez was close to having two rings. Nothing is impossible then.

    ——————–

    Sanchez wasn’t close to having 2 rings. The Patriots have now been to the AFC Championship 3 years in a row. Should I say that Brady was close to having 3 more rings? I don’t think so.

    You either get the rings or you don’t. Close only counts in horseshoes.

  50. The Jets best chance to succeed is to continue to get some great players in free agency and try to buy a Super Bowl. The organization doesn’t have the mental game to build a consistent winner. They aren’t willing to become a team.

  51. patslovetocheat says:
    Jul 7, 2014 8:33 AM
    Someone said to compare geno smiths stats to Andre lucks rookie stats. I just did… Andrew lucks rating 76.5, geno smiths rating 66.5. Geno smiths completion percentage is actually higher. The jets had without question the worst group of WR last year. Andrew luck rating increased his second year, if Geno can do the same the jets can make the playoffs. Anything can happen in the playoffs.
    ———————-
    Just wondering but, does your room or house look like Ray Finkle’s room except with Patriot’s memorabilia? Your name speaks of your fascination.

  52. Nearly passed out from laughing at the title of this article – ROTFL.

    The best part is that Geno has no clue that the voracious NY media will be using this quote over and over after every loss this year!

  53. Sure they can run to the Super Bowl, just give them a map and tell them to watch out for traffic. Of course most people would prefer to fly but if he wants to run instead that’s up to him.

  54. Yeah, everybody hates Geno Smith because he only had an okay rookie season. It’s a rookie season! Do I think he’s capable of winning the Super Bowl next year? No. Do I think he’s capable of ever making a Super Bowl? Probably not. Do I think he will be an above average starter, eventually? Yes.

  55. Geno: Why can’t it be the Jets in the Super Bowl?

    Rex Ryan: You’ve learned all I taught you very well, young one.

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