Geno Smith is officially not having a good month.
After being fined for cursing at a fan earlier in the week, the Jets quarterback missed Saturday’s positional meeting before playing disastrously in Sunday’s 31-0 loss to the Chargers.
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Smith’s absence was noted by teammates, who were not pleased.
A team spokesperson tells PFT that Smith’s mistake was an honest one, and that he had never missed a meeting previously. He got the time confused and arrived five to 10 minutes after the meetings ended, and then caught up the information covered with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and quarterbacks coach David Lee.
Either way, he looked unprepared when the game started, completing 4-of-12 passes for 27 yards and an interception, a ridiculous 7.6 passer rating.
“It was definitely a pathetic showing on my part,” Smith said. “I didn’t help out at any point of the game. . . . So what I’m going to do is look myself in the mirror.”
Jets coach Rex Ryan has already said Smith would start next week against the Broncos, but some serious reflection would be in order.
A watch might help as well.