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Thu, 23 May 2013 10:33:55 -0700
An anonymous New York Jets player said that the team is skeptical about QB Mark Sanchez and his ability to be successful. "Everyone on the team likes Mark personally, but there's a general feeling among some of the players that maybe it's time to give someone else a chance." The player said 80 to 90 percent of the roster agrees with that statement. Sanchez is still trying to figure out the team's new West Coast offense.
Fantasy Tip: Any way you look at it, the Jets' quarterback situation won't be pretty this year. Sanchez or Geno Smith, whoever wins the competition, won't be endorsed for anything more than a poor QB2 this year.
Wed, 22 May 2013 12:25:36 -0700
New York Jets QBs Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith both struggled during organized team activities Wednesday, May 22, with Sanchez completing only six of his 11 passes, including three interceptions. Sanchez worked with the first-team unit, although he and Smith received basically the same number of snaps. Smith completed only three of 10 passes with an interception.
Fantasy Tip: Not a good start to the team's quarterback competition. It's probably best to stay away from whoever wins this starting gig. There should be plenty of higher upside options for your QB2 spot as Week 1 approaches.
Wed, 22 May 2013 12:02:07 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith has hired Roc Nation Sports, Jay-Z's new sports agency, as his new representation. Smith has yet to sign a deal with the Jets.
Tue, 21 May 2013 11:03:35 -0700
New York Jets QBs Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith are expected to compete for the starting quarterback job this offseason, but the quarterback competition could be settled well before the team even heads to training camp in July. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg wants one of the two QBs to separate himself from the other, and if that happens this week, the team isn't against naming their starter early. "Common sense tells you that you hope it's quick, but this is going to be a full blown competition. Period," Mornhinweg said.
Sanchez, because of his experience, has the advantage to take control of the early competition. Smith, who spent much of his college days in shotgun, is spending a ton of time taking snaps from under center during OTAs with quarterbacks coach David Lee. Mornhinweg knows that the longer their QB competition lasts, the less time the winner will have to work with the first-team offense. The team also won't just name a starter to name a starter, they want a clear winner in the competition.
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez has the leg up on Smith from the start, but that could change. Neither quarterback will be a solid fantasy backup QB, though, because of the team's lack of solid receiving threats and the fact that either QB could be replaced at any point during the season due to poor performance.
Wed, 15 May 2013 14:11:52 -0700
New York Jets starting QB Mark Sanchez should have an edge on the starting quarterback job over QB Geno Smith after the news of QB David Garrard possibly retiring today, according to former head coach Herm Edwards. "This is now Mark Sanchez's job to lose," Edwards said.
Mon, 13 May 2013 16:19:47 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith said he expects to learn from QB Mark Sanchez even though they will be competing for the starting quarterback job. "He's a guy I'm going to be in competition with but at the same time I'm going to learn from," Smith said. "He's a professional, he's done it for several years. He's carried himself well in my opinion. Everything that he's done, the ups and downs, the overall perception of him may be swayed depending on the games he's played, but I think he's a pretty good quarterback and I like forward to competing with him and being around him."
Mon, 13 May 2013 07:17:03 -0700
The New York Jets are "smitten" with rookie QB Geno Smith, and it's beginning to look more likely that the starting job is his to lose.
Fantasy Tip: Mark Sanchez may need David Garrard to be cut and Smith to fall on his face in order to keep his job. Smith isn't in an ideal situation with few targets to work with. We can't see him being worth more than a dynasty league pickup right now.
Fri, 10 May 2013 14:40:18 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith wants to win the starting job, but also is taking things one day at a time. "I know Mark is a competitor, I understand he wants to win the job," Smith said. "We all do."
"That's so far ahead of me," Smith said of a potential starting job. "I'm working on being here right now. My goal is to prove myself to my teammates and my coaches."
Fri, 10 May 2013 11:43:19 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan praised QB Geno Smith on the first day of the teams minicamp. "For the most part, he did throw the ball in rhythm pretty well... So it was good," Ryan said.
Tue, 07 May 2013 12:30:24 -0700
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson defended the teams decision to select QB Geno Smith. "I'm extremely happy to have him," Johnson told reporters at an NFL symposium in Philadelphia, adding: "He's welcome to the competition. It's going to be fun."
Tue, 07 May 2013 05:12:41 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith denied he texted friends during pre-NFL Draft visits and insisted he never planned to skip the second day of the draft. "That's not true," Smith said. "I got strong remarks from all the teams I visited with … I couldn't care less what's coming out in the media, because I know what's true."
Fri, 03 May 2013 20:32:35 -0700
According to a league source, at least one quarterback-needy team in the Top 10 of the 2013 NFL Draft passed on New York Jets QB Geno Smith because of the diva attitude he displayed during a pre-draft visit. "He's going to have a tough time in New York," an anonymous NFC scout said Friday, May 3. "Right now, he's coming off as a spoiled, pampered brat."
Fri, 03 May 2013 07:04:48 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez could very well be the team's starting quarterback this upcoming season. Sanchez may provide the team's best option at quarterback because QB Geno Smith is considered raw at this point and QB David Garrard is 35 years old and hasn't played an NFL game since 2010. Head coach Rex Ryan is likely coaching for his job this year, so he likely will pick the starting quarterback who will best help him win games in the short term.
Thu, 02 May 2013 10:08:19 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez said he will work with QB Geno Smith and help him out in any way he can.
Thu, 02 May 2013 06:35:00 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith reportedly fell in the NFL Draft because teams are concerned he does not listen to coaches and does not take constructive criticism well. "His biggest problem is that he doesn't know what he doesn't know," said a league executive, who spent extensive time assessing Smith before the draft. "I'm not sure he knows how to take instruction because he pretty much wouldn't listen or talk to our coaches … he's talented. He can sling it, he can fit it into tight spots, he can do a lot of things and I think he wants to be good. But you can't tell him anything right now. He's tuned out because he thinks he's got it all down." Two sources also indicated that when Smith went on some visits to teams, rather than interact with coaches and front-office people, he would spend much of his time on his cell phone, texting friends or reading Twitter. "All these other players who were in there were talking to the coaches, trying to get to know people and he was over there by himself," one of the sources said. "That's not what you want out of your quarterback."
Wed, 01 May 2013 11:04:37 -0700
New York Jets general manager John Idzik said the team does not feel any pressure to start QB Geno Smith this season even though they used an early-round draft choice in him.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:57:44 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday, April 30, in a radio interview that there is no guarantee QB Mark Sanchez or QB Geno Smith will be the team's starting quarterback next season, but he did say the public would see the best Sanchez they've ever seen. General manager John Idzik also concurred that Sanchez will be invigorated by the newness inside the team's headquarters. "There is no guarantee that Mark will be our starter, there's no question," Ryan said. "That job's going to have to be earned."
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:55:43 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith fired his agents after his stock dropped in the first round of the NFL draft. "I don't want to shed too much light on it," Smith said on Sirius radio on Tuesday about firing his agents. "The thing that I can tell you is that it's not because of the whole draft experience. It's not because of one particular incident. There's a number of things. And that story, you know, that battle will be fought on a different day. As of right now, I don't feel too comfortable talking about all the details of it."
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:00:02 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith is not upset with where he was selected in the NFL Draft. "First and foremost, I want to make it known that I was never bitter about where I was selected because it's a great selection," Smith said. "Like I've always stated, whether it was one or the last pick of the draft, I was going to come in with the right mentality and that's to get better and compete daily. I'm extremely ecstatic to be a part of the Jets organization… I'm glad they picked me where they did."
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:04:58 -0700
The New York Jets selected West Virginia QB Geno Smith with the 39th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: The arrival of Smith basically signifies the end of Mark Sanchez's tenure in New York. Smith doesn't have many offensive weapons at his disposal, however, so don't expect him to impress in his rookie or even second season. Consider him a QB3.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:54:06 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles, the Oakland Raiders and the New York Jets could all be options for West Virginia QB Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL Draft.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:23:15 -0700
The New York Jets will take a good, hard look at West Virginia QB Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL Draft.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:10:59 -0700
Updating a previous item, West Virginia QB Geno Smith has decided to remain in New York and will be attending the NFL Draft Friday, April 26.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:01:15 -0700
After his name was not called in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft Thursday, April 25, West Virginia QB Geno Smith said he would not return to New York Friday, April 26, for the second day of the draft.
Fantasy Tip: Many felt Smith would be a first-round pick, and possibly the first quarterback taken, but that honor went to Florida State QB EJ Manuel, who went to the Buffalo Bills with the 16th overall selection.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:02:02 -0700
The Cleveland Browns are not expected to use the No. 6 overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft on West Virginia QB Geno Smith.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:08:17 -0700
The New York Jets have listed West Virginia QB Geno Smith as the top quarterback on their draft board.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:10:33 -0700
West Virginia QB Geno Smith said the New York Jets have shown a level of interest in him this offseason. He said he would love the chance to play in New York.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:16:29 -0700
West Virginia QB Geno Smith said he has a chip on his shoulder after critics have argued that this year's class of quarterback prospects is not as good as the 2012 class. "Everyone hears all that talk ... about us not having a quarterback class that can live up to last year's quarterback class and as a competitor I take that very personal," Smith said. "I want to thank them for continuing to fueling that fire and allowing that chip on my shoulder to grow."
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 17:02:46 -0700
West Virginia QB Geno Smith could easily fall out of the Top 10 of the 2013 NFL Draft. Where his slide ends up from there will likely impact where Southern California QB Matt Barkley, North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon, Florida State QB EJ Manuel and Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib wind up.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:47:41 -0700
West Virginia QB Geno Smith has the work ethic to succeed in the NFL, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. Kiper said Smith sees the whole field and makes plays with his feet. Kiper also pointed out that Smith does have some trouble in the pocket.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:58:09 -0700
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to conduct a private workout with West Virginia QB Geno Smith Saturday, April 13.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:53:54 -0700
The New York Jets are scheduled to meet with West Virginia QB Geno Smith Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:44:43 -0700
West Virginia QB Geno Smith appears to be a lock to be taken in the first five picks in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:14:00 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals will work out West Virginia QB Geno Smith in the near future.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 11:20:38 -0700
The Buffalo Bills are hosting West Virginia QB Geno Smith for a pre-draft visit Thursday, April 4.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 11:19:44 -0700
West Virginia QB Geno Smith is expected to be a top-five pick at the NFL Draft. It would not be a surprise to see him taken in the top three.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 11:18:10 -0700
It would not be a surprise if the Jacksonville Jaguars targeted West Virginia QB Geno Smith with the second overall pick at the NFL draft.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:07:44 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles are meeting with West Virginia QB Geno Smith.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 08:14:15 -0700
West Virginia University QB Geno Smith's work ethic has been questioned by a football writer in recent days, but ESPN NFL Draft insider Todd McShay said a couple of scouts he considers the best in football loved his work ethic.
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 18:21:07 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles are not expected to select West Virginia QB Geno Smith with the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft if he is available. Head coach Chip Kelly believes that his offense can thrive without a franchise quarterback.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:49:02 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to meet with West Virginia QB Geno Smith Monday, April 1, and Smith hopes the team has legitimate interest in him. ''I hope Kansas City is legitimately interested. I hope I go No. 1, but, hey, we'll see," Smith said. "The Chiefs are bringing me in, so I'm going in there thinking that they're interested (in me), because I am in them."
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:55:51 -0700
Updating a previous report, West Virginia QB Geno Smith will visit the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 2.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:09:24 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs plan on meeting with West Virginia QB Geno Smith at some point before the 2013 NFL Draft.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:15:23 -0700
The Oakland Raiders could consider taking West Virginia QB Geno Smith in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft if the release QB Carson Palmer.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 06:22:24 -0700
The Jacksonville Jaguars have preliminary interest in West Virginia University QB Geno Smith. The Jags have the second overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 11:18:20 -0700
Some representatives from the New York Jets attended West Virginia QB Geno Smith's Pro Day and spent some time with him. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was among the people that attended the workout.
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 10:20:53 -0700
West Virginia QB Geno Smith said he believes he has the skill to fit any offensive system in the NFL. "I feel as though I can fit into any system. I'm not any particular type of quarterback. I don't have one strength, I have many strengths. I do things that I feel can fit into pretty much any system," Smith said.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:48:50 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said he met privately with West Virginia QB Geno Smith after his Pro Day last week and came away impressed with Smith.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 07:37:03 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said he will evaluate eight to 10 players for the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, including West Virginia QB Geno Smith, despite the recent acquisition of QB Alex Smith.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:43:48 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Cleveland Browns do not have any serious interest in West Virginia QB Geno Smith at this point even though they will hold a private workout with him. The team is doing their due diligence with the workout.