We all knew what type of season a rookie quarterback is likely to have but at the same time there are going to be some mental mistakes along the way. Even though Geno Smith has taken it on the chin with the seven losses in his early NFL career, the confidence level has reached a new low.
After alternating wins and losses in the first nine games of his rookie season, Smith sadly has now made the consecutive hits list with three straight losses. The second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft has now reached his boiling point.
And speaking about frustration Smith has now been officially pulled from a game before the third quarter began when Rex Ryan and Marty Mornhinweg approached him at the same time and told the former West Virginia star that Matt Simms would be taking over the offense.
“(I am) just frustrated that we couldn’t come out with the victory,” said Smith. “I don’t have anything to say about anything else other than the fact that we didn’t get it done today on offense or as a team. We couldn’t get a victory and that’s very frustrating as a quarterback.”
If you think he would have felt disrespected or think that he knew he was going to get benched to start of the second half, he answered that question with a very firm tone.
“That’s a decision that’s made by the coaches," noted the rookie quarterback. "Obviously, you want to be out there. I always want to be out there with my teammates and always want to be out there fighting. The decision was made and my next move was to now be supportive of my teammates and be supportive of Matt and I tried my best to do that in that moment.”
Every time Geno Smith answered the questions he still had the confidence of a veteran and let’s be honest here, he could have gone off on a tangent and put the blame on everyone else. Smith never did that at all, he kept saying he needed to get back to work on the practice fields.
He said he needed to get back and show the coaches to regain confidence in him that he is the man to lead the Jets on the field against the Oakland Raiders next week. But there is one thing that is going against Geno and sadly it also went against Matt Simms and if Mark Sanchez was healthy the fact of the matter is there are no offensive weapons in the passing game for the Jets. Gang Green should be thankful that it has five wins up to now.d