There have been a lot of things said about Geno Smith throughout the season, by us at the Jet Press included. We can debate all day and all night as to whether or not Geno Smith is the quarterback of the future for the New York Jets. Two things, however, cannot be debated. The first is the fact that Geno had an excellent game on Sunday. The second is that he can keep his emotions on an even keel, in good times and in bad.
In meeting with the media yesterday, he was asked how it feels to come back to work after a win:
It’s a lot different. The spirits are higher, but for me it’s the same work week. (I’m) starting to prepare for Carolina. (I’m) watching tape on them today and also made some corrections from the previous game and just got back to work as normal, as we always do.
Love to hear him talk about the next game. He is always ready to move on to the next one. You have to have a short memory as a quarterback, to not get too high after wins, or too low after losses. No matter how you feel about Smith, this is an excellent sign.
He gave similar thoughts when asked about the importance of having Winslow, Kerley and Holmes back:
It’s important to have those guys out here, but honestly, we have to roll with the guys that we have. No matter who’s out there, we expect them to give full effort and we expect them and when I say them, I mean us all, we expect to compete and go out there and execute. It’s just good to have Kellen and that leadership that he brings, as well as Santonio and Jeremy.
See, even when he can talk about how great it is to have his weapons back, he talks about how the team still must play well without them, and can’t use it as an execute. He definitely has the head of a quarterback on his shoulders.