New York Jets Week 12: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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Oct 27, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) fakes a pass to New York Jets wide receiver David Nelson (86) during the second half of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

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The Ugly

1) Geno Smith - Geno Smith finished 9-22 for 127 yards and two interceptions. Believe it or not a good amount of that yardage was late and inflated his numbers. There are excuses for Smith. Bad offensive line play, no playmakers, offensive game plan trying to hide him and have him not lose the game instead of having him try to win the game but in the end there is no spark. The offense never looked in sync and did not seriously threaten for most of the day. 7 of the 12 offensive drives were 3 and out. Ryan Quigley punted eight times and there were three turnovers. Smith has not been accurate and he has become more skittish in the pocket with the rush beginning to affect him. He doesn’t seem to have confidence anymore his body language and the look in his eyes tell the story of a struggling quarterback that might not be ready to start in the league yet. If there were a viable veteran I would turn to him at this point and have Smith learn by watching for a while but there isn’t and Matt Simms isn’t a good enough reason to pull Smith. I would still rather see if Smith can bounce back in the last quarter or so of the season than put Matt Simms in because he is not named Geno Smith. This year is still about evaluating and developing the young talent as part of rebuilding plan that is in year one. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

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