Geno Smith Showing Some Frustration at Underperformance


Nov 24, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) runs with the ball against the Baltimore Ravens at M

The aftermath of Geno Smith’s poor performance is still being felt, as it has been a topic of conversation ever since the final gun on Sunday afternoon. As we talked about earlier, the last five games have not been kind for Geno. His numbers of late have been reminiscent of a guy named Sanchez.

To his credit, Geno Smith, at least publicly, has been a guy that has taken it on the chin, ready to learn and move forward. It is human nature, however, to feel a bit of frustration. When asked about the lack of production yesterday, you could hear the frustration seep in just a little bit:

It’s pretty frustrating, but you can’t let it affect you. I obviously want to throw more touchdowns, want to be more productive, want to help this team out in any way I can, but the opportunities, when they’re there, I’ve got to be able to take them. We’ve had some opportunities that (we) didn’t cash in on, but it’s behind us. It’s in the past. You can’t get throws back. You’ve just got to learn from it and move on.

You see? He says the right things about learning and moving forward. But, he’s frustrated. I have no problem with that. I want my quarterback to be hungry to perform. He’s not performing well, and he is not content with that. Good for him.

Here is Geno talking about how he stays confident:

Just sticking to what I know which is to always be myself, always believe in myself, my teammates and coaches. We’re surrounded by a bunch of great coaches here who (continue) to keep our confidence high, even in tough times because we’re a team and we stick together. That’s one of the main reasons why and naturally I’m just able to get over things and kind of put things in perspective and move on and continue to play because we have five games left and every single one of them means a lot to this team and we need them all. So we’ve got to come out and take it day-by-day, one game at a time.

Whether Geno eventually gets benched for a game or two, I like his makeup. He gets frustrated in his own play. That’s OK. I would not want him to be content with playing badly. Yet, he is a confident player. He will be just fine in New York.