Jets coach Rex Ryan is taking issue with an NFL Network report that quarterback Geno Smith was bringing up the rear in post-practice wind sprints.
“He seems fine to me. When he ran for 80 yards that one play he looked good to me,” Ryan said of Smith, via Jane McManus of ESPNNewYork.com.
Asked for his reaction to NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger calling his level of conditioning “embarrassing,” Smith said, “I have none. That is his opinion.”
If Smith is lagging behind Mark Sanchez during conditioning runs, that might suggest that Sanchez is in better shape than Smith, but it probably doesn’t tell us much about who’s going to win the Jets’ quarterback competition. After all, last year the wind sprint champion at Jets camp was Tim Tebow.