Geno Smith May Not Play on Saturday Night vs Jaguars

Aug 9, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) his is ankle examined after limping off the field in the third quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Now this might be an interesting turn of events.

We have known that Geno Smith, despite rolling his ankle on Friday night, has not missed any practice time. Does that mean he is going to start on Saturday night?

We don’t know. Actually, we don’t know if Geno is even going to play.

Geno had a practice today that coach Ryan addressed as “brutal”. He went on, when asked about Saturday night, to tell the press that Geno’s ankle is not close to 100%. As such, it is not out of the question that he won’t play at all in the game against Jacksonville.

Obviously, this won’t bode will for Geno as far as his standing in the quarterback competition, which will not delight many members of the fan base. But, it also brings up another question. If his ankle is as not ready as Rex says, why was he practicing all week?

Shouldn’t he have been given time off to rest the ankle?

Topics: Geno Smith, New York Jets

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  • matr dontelli iii

    Medical staff said he was good to go

    • TheJetPress

      I know, and that’s what makes it weird. Medical staff hasn’t limited him yet, but Rex thinks he might not be able to play…..don’t you think that’s strange?

      • matr dontelli iii

        On the part of the medical staff maybe, not on Rex’s part. They say he can go so Rex says go! But he’s saying maybe not in the game ’cause he doesn’t like how he looks in practice. Is the medical staff part of the circus?

        • TheJetPress

          I don’t disagree Matr. I wouldn’t expect Rex to do anything less than follow what he is told by medical. I jst wonder if medical dropped the ball on this.

          • matr dontelli iii

            I don’t think the medical staff is beyond reproach, however I don’t believe they have any history of misdiagnosing their players. It’s not like the mets from a couple years ago. Holy crap! I don’t think they could properly diagnose and treat a bloody nose! They were like a bunch of tony sparanos with stethoscopes! I just think they felt he was good enough to run around in a red jersey and not get hit by anyone. Meanwhile Rex probably doesn’t like the way he looks running around not getting hit. I think we are overanalyzing everything they do. For now geno is a backup and maybe, MAYBE the future. If not they can drop him. It’s not like he’s got a 50 million dollar contract. They aren’t risking everything by allowing him to practice. If the staff says he’s ok to go and Rex holds him back then we’re back to the conspiracy. He’s damned no matter what he does and he hasn’t done anything wrong. Maybe toupee Meyers was right. Rex might have been better off if he quit.

          • TheJetPress

            Hadn’t thought about it like that. But you are right, it’s a no win….hadn’t read that article by Myers….

          • Dustin Schrank

            I dont think its a no win…make it a fair competition and mcelroy would take the job and they wouldn’t be talkin about mark and geno.

          • TheJetPress

            you know, my Dad feels the same way. He thinks if you gave him the chance Greg would smoke both of them.

          • Paul Newbold

            I agree Matr. There are reason’s not to play him that would make sense. If he is truly the Jet’s future ( I have my doubts) then you let him take his time recovering while still on the practice field installing plays. I hope its nothing more than a rolled ankle, but with the little info coming out of the organization this year, it leaves you to wonder. As far as Rex and Myers’ article, he may have been better off quitting. At this point, it would appear he’s been stripped of some of his decision making by Idzik and has yet to receive much public support from either Woody or Idzik. Not a combination that would make you feel secure in your job for sure! As I’ve said before, I believe Idzik will pick “his guy” at season’s end.

          • matr dontelli iii

            i really don’t think quitting is in rex’s dna, i only say that about quitting because every damn thing he does is so over analyzed and criticized by everyone. it’s like i said, if he doesn’t let geno practice he’s conspiring to give the job to markie and if he does he’s taking unnecessary risks. he can’t win. the sheep listen to the clowns and then the whole world thinks rex is the clown. i completely understand the logic in thinking idzik brings in his own coach but as a fan of rex i hope it doesn’t happen and i follow logic that gives him a chance to keep his job. having virtually the entire nfl fandom criticizing his every move cannot possibly help him, nevertheless the fact that idzk doesn’t seem to be very impressed nor intimidated by the media could help him to keep his job despite the first, second and third guessing. time will tell.

          • Paul Newbold

            I agree its not in his DNA.

          • matr dontelli iii

            imagine that! paul and i agree on something regarding rex! :-)

          • TheJetPress

            it’s a summer miracle!

          • Paul Newbold

            lol matr!

  • Piazza31nyj

    This situation is really bizarre. Geno rolls his ankle and tries to show everyone he’s tough and plays through it. And Rex Ryan, who apparently doesn’t talk to trainers on a regular basis, lets him practice. Now he’s hurt and there’s virtually no chance he’s the starting QB week 1

    • TheJetPress

      Do not disagree that it’s bizarre.

  • Gavin Buck, London (UK)

    Playing a little devil’s advocate,

    Could you say that practice where you are installing plays and against the scout team, which is at half speed is different to playing at full game speed. Maybe the ankle can handle practice but not full game speed?

    I am just shooting the breeze, but that might be a reason, no?

    • TheJetPress

      I don’t see it Gavin. If he is full go, he is running, dropping back, …throwing the ball all over the field. If his ankle really isn’t ready, he should have been limited, at least from my point of view.

  • Paul Newbold

    Maybe its a conspiracy!! LOL Really is weird that he practiced all week. Maybe another injury? Maybe he re injured the ankle. The Jets have been pretty tight lipped towards the media this season under the new Gm. Let’s hope he gets healthy quickly! You’re right though, missing a start will not fair well for him going into game 3, by most “experts” opinion’s by game 3 you should have your starter. I hope Mark’s game has really improved, as has been widely reported, because we may need him more then many of us thought.

    • TheJetPress

      I agree, it is looking more and more like Mark will be out there week one.

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