Geno Smith had has his ups and downs through the first half of the season. This, like we have said before, is expected when you are dealing with a rookie quarterback. One of the biggest differences between college and the pro game is the extensive mental preparation. Geno talked this week about how he prepares for the mental side of the game:
Mentally, we just stick to what we know. I think we had a great week leading up to this previous game in the film room. (We) got a bunch of guys in there, running backs, wide receivers (and) tight ends, and we all came in together collectively and just talked over things. It helped us out as far as communication goes on the field. We were able to make some checks and having new guys, they were able to be caught up to speed and pick up right where the other guys left off, so our mentality going into every week is to prepare hard and just try and win every single game. It starts with the preparation, so we take it, it carries over from the practice field onto the game field.
Geno’s time during the bye week will be all Buffalo:
It will be all preparation for the Bills. Now is not the time to reflect on anything, so I’m going to use the extra time that I have to watch some extra film, do some things on the field as far as mechanics go, maybe get some extra reps and really just prepare myself for the long haul. We’ve got seven games coming up and we’ve got to be prepared to go out and win.
Whether Geno Smith is the guy for the future or not, it is obvious that he WANTS it. He is working at his craft every day, and that’s all we can ask as Jets fans.