Geno Smith will start against Broncos

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Jets coach Rex Ryan started his postgame press conference by apologizing to Jets fans, “those that are left,” and said that the 31-0 loss to the Chargers was on him.

There would be strong arguments for the blame to be spread around to General Manager John Idzik and the team’s quarterbacks as well, which leads us to Ryan’s next pronouncement in the wake of the colossal disaster that was the Jets in Week Five.

Ryan said Geno Smith would start against the Broncos despite being pulled at halftime after going 4-of-12 for 27 yards and failing to lead the team past midfield in the first half of the game. The decision is sure to have its detractors, but Michael Vick didn’t make the decision a difficult one by going 9-of-20 for 47 yards after the break.

One could argue that a full week of practice with the first team would make it worth checking out Vick as a starter, but the Jets offense is so short on talent that it probably wouldn’t amount to much more than superficial differences against Denver. Ryan made that argument himself when he said that it wouldn’t have made a difference if the Jets had Joe Namath on Sunday.

Ryan didn’t specify if he meant the Namath of the past or present, but it’s probably the same outcome either way. And, for Ryan, it will take something even more unexpected than Namath making his Super Bowl III guarantee come true to save his job when all is said and done this season.

24 responses to “Geno Smith will start against Broncos

  1. Judging by the performance of that offensive line against San Diego, the Jets ought to be dressing three quarterbacks.

    Geno Smith isn’t too impressive but let’s be fair, who’s he throwing to and who’s blocking for him? Neither Smith nor Vick is adept at getting the ball out quickly.

  2. The title of this story should read:
    Geno Smith will start (to look for another job) against the Broncos

  3. I’m not a Jets fan and think that Idzik is in over his head and Ryan is a buffoon, but I find myself rooting for Geno Smith to somehow succeed.

  4. Poor QB’s have no receivers to throw the ball to and the run game is pretty bad too. Being a Jet right now has to sux.

  5. So the media makes excuses for gee-no because he has no players on offense, they make excuses for Brady because his o line is bad, yet Ryan tannehill is in a “make it or break it” year despite those two examples being year 1 and year 2 for him. Amazing what the media will get people to believe.

  6. I guess we will have to wait another week to see Vick “shock the world” and “prove to everyone he is the best QB ever”. Dang. C’mon Miss Vicky, you will show them all yet!!

  7. Next Sunday Rex will be changing his tune to appease the homecrowd calling for his exit. Vick will be the starter from second half till rest of season.

  8. It’s a shame these college QBs have to try and live up to the hype NY puts on them. Nameth really screwed the future of Jets football as far as what the city expects from the team. I mean, the guy had mob connections, helped in the fixing of superbowl 3, and was a media darling.

    “He guaranteed [a super bowl 3 victory] because he knew about the fix, not out of bravado.” -Bubba Smith, Colts DE 1967-1978

  9. I’ve always said I’d rather watch grass grow than watch a soccer game, but after this latest train wreck of the Jets, I’d rather watch a soccer game than watch the Jets. I’m waiting for baseballs spring training, ( and we’re not even to the World Series yet. ) Thanks Jets.

  10. What we have right here is a perfect example of why you do not hire a new GM and keep the old head coach. These two were never on the same page regarding the personnel Idzik has brought in and it shows. Decker was a good start but CJ looks done and the draft was the biggest bust ever. This was supposedly the deepest wr draft yet we didn’t come out of it with even one player at the position. He didn’t upgrade the oline especially at RG and his failure to sign CB talent has led to the rookie Pryor being asked to play as a cover safety instead of an in the box one.

    Can we fire Idzik and Woody along with Rex at the end of the season?

  11. The Jets just do not have an offensive environment or mindset for any QB to be successful. Vick and Geno are good QB’s however the scheme is Terrible… Other than Peyton and Russel Wilson I do not see any other QB being successful in New York… I just don’t…Indeed…

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