For the first time in several weeks, the questions started to return about Geno Smith’s job security. With all of the turnovers, and he does have confidence in his guys. But, after four more turnover last week, and being benched for the second time of his young career, the questions have returned. Specifically, the question of “Who is the starting quarterback?” has returned.
Am I surprised? No. I think every player in the NFL, everyone’s job is on the line, every single person. That’s day to day, no one’s job is 100 percent secured. It’s just up to us to continue to go out there and work hard and just do as we always have done which is to bounce back from tough losses.
Without even hearing the questions, he doesn’t worry about his job security following a poor performance:
No, like I said, I leave it up to the coaches. I go about my day the same as I’ve always done. I work hard. I try to win every single game and I try to win every single day. I leave that up to the coaches. Obviously, I want to be the starter here. (I) never want to come out of games. (I) never want to not play in a game, but I have to take care of what I can control, which is practicing hard, working hard and then going out and executing on game day.
It may be an interesting couple of weeks. Late in his press conference, Rex Ryan announced that Matt Simms may get some additional work during practice. This could imply that Geno will be on a shorter leash. It’s certainly something to watch moving forward.