One thing that has been a great positive for Geno Smith to this point: he has made the most of whomever has been out there on the field with him. We know that his choices of weapons has been limited, thanks to injuries, and a limited group to begin with. However, whether it has been David Nelson, Zach Sudfeld, or whomever else, Geno has been the “frugal QB”, getting the most out of his assets.
However, the Jets look like they will be getting their veteran weapon back. Despite being limited in practice, coach Ryan feels that Santonio Holmes will be on the field for Sunday’s game against the Bills. How is Geno feeling about it?
Tone (Holmes) brings definitely a lot of energy to our offense (and) veteran leadership. He’s obviously a tremendous playmaker and can make plays out on the field. It’s just good to have him back. He’s a guy who definitely was a major part of this offense and we missed having over the span of time that he wasn’t here.
The Jets are also getting back Kellen Winslow and Jeff Cumberland, a fact that was not lost on their quarterback either:
makes our offense, I think not only more diverse, but it gives us a chance to exploit some matchups. They’re getting guys back on their defense with (Jarius) Byrd and (Stephon) Gilmore. So, it’s definitely going to be another challenge for us. But, we can create matchups with having Kellen and Jeff and even Zach (Sudfeld) and then Tone, Stephen (Hill), all the guys that we are accustomed to having. They can make plays for us and it just gives us a better chance I think.
You know what I like about listening to Geno Smith? He understands that he doesn’t exist in a bubble. When he talks about these guys coming back, he doesn’t just talk about himself and his weapons. He talks about “matchups”. He is basically talking “gameplan”. Clearly, a young man who is maturing before our very eyes.
I like it!