Geno Smith: “The Game is Slowing Down a Ton”

By Alan Schechter

Jul 24, 2014; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback

Geno Smith

(7) speaks to the media following training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Geno Smith is feeling good about things as training camp has begun. It’s his second year in the pros, and his second year in this offensive system. These are reasons to feel good, as Geno has a greater understanding and command of the offense, and doesn’t have to learn what being in the NFL is all about.

We always talk about how the more you play, the more the game slows down. Geno talked about how that has affected him:

Yeah, the game is slowing down a ton, and that’s just a direct effect of studying that film, staying in that film room, staying on my playbook, I hate to talk about myself because it’s a team thing, I understand that the quarterback position is very vital for the success of the football team, so my progress is just as important as any. I just got to keep working at it, keep trusting my guys, keep trusting my coaches and it will take care of itself.

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  • It’s not a surprise, and it is a simple concept. The more you do ANYTHING, the greater the understanding you will have. The more reps that a quarterback gets, he understands more, and the game moves slower because you know what’s going on. And Geno’s confidence is rising because of it:

    My confidence is always high, I think you guys know that by now. Coming into this year, I am a lot more confident in my reads and my footwork, and delivering the ball a lot stronger and a lot more accurately so all good signs of progress, but we have a long way to go; I have a long way to go. We just have to keep working.

    David Nelson has said that the team is Geno’s team. I agree with that, and can’t wait to see Geno run the offense in his second season.