Geno Smith on His Newest Offensive Weapon, Percy Harvin

By Alan Schechter

Oct 16, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Jets quarterback

Geno Smith

(7) runs the ball against the New England Patriots during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Geno Smith knows the story. Smith is under the microscope, and rightfully so. Forget the fact that he plays the toughest position in sports, in the biggest media market in the world. Smith has also done so, inconsistently. He has had great moments, and not so great moments. They haven’t all been his fault, as we all know that the roster has lacked in weapons during Smith’s short tenure in NY. But, such is life as a quarterback in New York.

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So, one can only imagine the excitement that Geno Smith must be feeling at the idea of bringing Percy Harvin into the fold. Yet, Geno Smith is able to keep his focus about the team, rather than himself, as he did when he talked to the media about the acquisition:

Well it means a lot to this team. Obviously, he is a tremendous player. I will get to know him as a person, but we see the things that he has done on the field and we appreciate having him here. I think it is really going to help out our team, boost everyone up on the offense and just make us all better.

Smith was asked how Harvin can make him a better quarterback:

Well you know the YAC (yards after catch), he is a dynamic player, you can give him the ball in space like I said, and he can make guys miss. He has that homerun ability, so to have a guy like that who can make explosive plays and give our offense that extra edge I think is going to make us all better.

The thing to really like about Geno Smith, is his ability to stay team focused. No matter what has happened, or might happen, with him directly, his attitude is about how the team can get better, not himself. That is all you can ask for out of your leader.