Geno Smith Does Not Attend "Jets West", Personal Choice or Something More?

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Jun 11, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6), New York Jets quarterback Greg McElroy (14) and New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) during the New York Jets minicamp session at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

There also is the idea of the relationship between Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez. Despite the fact that they are competing for the same position, they both have made the point in their workouts so far, how they have enjoyed teaching, in Mark’s case, and learning from Mark, in Geno’s case. In spite of the competition, they have had a good working relationship.

Why not continue that working relationship by attending Mark’s camp? It certainly wouldn’t harm him in the pending competition. It might even help him get a leg up by seeing how Mark works more often. Why not? Unless………….

He is trying to separate himself from Mark as we head to training camp.

There is an argument to be made there as well. Like it or not, this is a competition. The two of them will enter, only one will leave with the job as starting quarterback. Staying apart from Mark, and getting work done on his own, might be the way for Geno to feel comfortable, and get a leg up on the competition. Separating himself from Mark might be the way for him to get his identity, and stand on his own two feet as an NFL quarterback.

Or, is it just a personal choice, for Geno’s comfort? It’s not like he isn’t working out. He is still working hard, just here on the east coast, closer to home. Maybe he just feels more comfortable, instead of working out somewhere he isn’t comfortable.

These are all fair arguments for, and against. What do you guys think? Should Geno have attended Jets West? Is it a sign of a problem? Or is it just Geno’s preference?

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