Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Geno Smith's Hot Start to Camp a Welcome Development

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In the 28 months since Geno Smith was drafted by the Jets, there hasn’t been much positive spin attached to his name when it’s been in the news. Smith’s consistent struggles, whether in training camp, practice or under the bright lights of the regular season, lead most non-Jets fans - and many actual Jets fans – to believe the third-year signal caller is just playing out the string as a starter before being replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick.

This makes Monday’s news that Smith has yet to throw an interception through four days of training camp, well, newsworthy. It’s not often that early-camp stories about a quarterback’s success in 7-on-7 drills deserve attention, but Smith has usually found himself on the other side of the ledger in the first week of training camp, struggling to diagnose blitz packages and turning the ball over in situations built to avoid giveaways.

Many of Smith’s critics refuse to look at any positives when it comes to the embattled quarterback, instead sticking to the mainstream narrative that he’s overmatched as an NFL starter and will soon be relegated to backup duties. Contrary to popular belief, however, Smith has a chance to excel this season and getting off to a good start in training camp is just one of a few reasons why.

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