“I’m confident in Geno. If Geno’s healthy, then Geno Smith will start,” coach Rex Ryan said after the game. “I’m not gonna replace him. I feel good about Geno, and again, I think he’s gonna get it turned. He’s a tough, resilient young man, and I think we’re gonna win.”
The poor play is starting to get to Smith. WCBS-TV cameras in New York caught him yelling an expletive at a fan as he walked off the field, according to multiple reporters. Smith apologized after the game for losing his cool, while defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson told NFL Media’s Kimberly Jones that fans need to be “all in.” (Wilkerson also said Smith shouldn’t have said anything.)
Smith has made a lot of head-scratching decisions, but he’s also showed real progress at times. He’s not playing with a stacked deck at receiver and Ryan’s defense has had its share of problems.
“If it was just him making mistakes and all that type of stuff, then we might have a different solution there. But I don’t believe it rests on one man,” Ryan said.
The Jets have played better than their 1-3 record indicates, but life could get worse before it gets better. The Jets face San Diego, Denver and New England over the next three weeks, with two of the games on the road.
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