Jul 28, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterbacks Mark Sanchez (left) and Geno Smith (right) prepare to take snaps from under center during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets Feeling Good Following Green and White Game


The quarterback competition is wide open. During the Green and White game, both quarterbacks had their moments where they shined, and some moments they wanted to have back. Mark Sanchez threw an interception that drew some boos, and there were several penalties on Geno Smith’s watch.

Despite the mixed results, both guys were feeling pretty good coming out of the scrimmage last night. First, here is Mark on how it went:

It was good. We threw a couple deep balls out there. (Antonio Cromartie) Cro made a hell of a play on one of them and just beat the receiver over there. Stephen (Hill) went out there and got one for me, which was nice. (Coach) Marty (Mornhinweg) is really stressing that. That we want to be able to push the field and get the ball up the field vertically. I thought we did a great job. I thought he did a great job mixing up calls and getting us down the field, mixing a little no-huddle. But it was pretty good.

Here is Geno on the same topic:

I think it went well. I think guys did a great job of competing. I think we ran the ball fairly well. We were able to move the ball down the field. We got a chance, I think about two or three times in the redzone. We weren’t able to capitalize and get touchdowns. That’s something we’ll need to improve on, but overall, I think we did a pretty good job.

Was Geno nervous at all?

No, I didn’t have any nerves. I just treated it as another day, as another practice and I try to maximize my reps.

It’s good to see that both guys are feeling pretty confident. You want both competitors to feel good about what they are doing. It’s not the time for one to succumb to the other. It certainly will be fun to watch these guys begin to do battle when the team faces the Detroit Lions on Friday night.

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  • Paul Newbold

    Too much focus on the QB’s. Its early on and reporters,,bloggers, and tweeters are posting stats, critiquing their performances and in some cases declaring a winner already! Let this play out, and allow them to compete! Personally, I thought McElroy had the best of all of them, though granted he was playing against the 3′s. One NY reporter wrote “I’m not sure if Sanchez is even still in the mix”!! I mean come on!! Its a scrimmage, not even a pre season game!!

    • matr dontelli iii

      The term we’ve been using for them – the circus media – is well deserved. They live up to it on pretty much a daily basis. Unfortunately not all fans are smart enough to avoid or ignore the nonsensical misinformation provided by these idiots. That’s the shame of it and that’s how it really becomes a problem. That’s how the football fans of the entire country have come to believe the jets are a hopeless and talentless bunch, while rooting for the likes of the raiders, cardinals and chiefs, among others. Without looking it up, I don’t think those three teams combined gave as many playoff appearances in this century as the jets, yet I’ve seen incidents of their fans bashing the jets over the last month. Talk about ignorance breeding ignorance. Sheesh!

    • TheJetPress

      McElroy did look the best they said, but yes he was going against the 3s