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New York Jets Feeling Good Following Green and White Game

By Alan Schechter

Jul 28, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterbacks Mark Sanchez (left) and Geno Smith (right) prepare to take snaps from under center during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The quarterback competition is wide open. During the Green and White game, both quarterbacks had their moments where they shined, and some moments they wanted to have back. Mark Sanchez threw an interception that drew some boos, and there were several penalties on Geno Smith’s watch.

Despite the mixed results, both guys were feeling pretty good coming out of the scrimmage last night. First, here is Mark on how it went:

It was good. We threw a couple deep balls out there. (Antonio Cromartie) Cro made a hell of a play on one of them and just beat the receiver over there. Stephen (Hill) went out there and got one for me, which was nice. (Coach) Marty (Mornhinweg) is really stressing that. That we want to be able to push the field and get the ball up the field vertically. I thought we did a great job. I thought he did a great job mixing up calls and getting us down the field, mixing a little no-huddle. But it was pretty good.

Here is Geno on the same topic:

I think it went well. I think guys did a great job of competing. I think we ran the ball fairly well. We were able to move the ball down the field. We got a chance, I think about two or three times in the redzone. We weren’t able to capitalize and get touchdowns. That’s something we’ll need to improve on, but overall, I think we did a pretty good job.

Was Geno nervous at all?

No, I didn’t have any nerves. I just treated it as another day, as another practice and I try to maximize my reps.

It’s good to see that both guys are feeling pretty confident. You want both competitors to feel good about what they are doing. It’s not the time for one to succumb to the other. It certainly will be fun to watch these guys begin to do battle when the team faces the Detroit Lions on Friday night.