New York Jets vs. New York Giants: Postgame Quotes


Aug 22, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan looks on against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Here are some quotes from the Jets following the Friday night game against the Giants, starting with Rex Ryan, talking about whether or not Geno Smith is the starter on a week to week basis, or for the near future:

Oh man. It’s week-to-week. We don’t name starters all the dang time. We don’t have to do the song-and-dance. We’re happy with both the quarterbacks, period. We think we can win with both quarterbacks. Just refer to any other coach who has a similar situation and what he would say. I know we have two really good quarterbacks. A lot of things happen. That’s why I never wanted to do this. Last year, we thought the competition was still wide open, but Geno had three interceptions in one game. It wasn’t great. You leave it there and let guys compete. The thing that I love about what Mike and Geno are doing is that they push each other. They support each other more than anybody. It’s a great situation to have and one that I feel blessed to have. We have two outstanding quarterbacks. It’s a real situation at (the quarterback) position.

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And this is Vick talking about his positive attitude:

I mean I was never going to be a distraction. My primary goal was to come in and help this team get better. I felt like I have done that, with the second and third guys, and helping put everybody in a position where they can learn and get better. This is a system that everybody is trying to learn, and you’ll get more familiar with (it), and I’m just helping them out.

One more for Chris Johnson, talking about the difference in Geno Smith from year one to year two:

Yeah, I can tell he is a lot different from how he walks into the huddle. He knows what he’s doing this year. He’s came in as a rookie and was thrown into the fire. This playbook is very, very hard. So, it’s hard to come in as a rookie quarterback and learn this offense, and be successful. But just by his hard work, being here in the offseason, spending those extra hours learning this playbook, you can tell he’s more comfortable this year.