Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Good, the bad and the ugly of Geno Smith's return

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With Ryan Fitzpatrick sustaining torn ligaments in his left thumb early in Sunday's loss to the Raiders, Geno Smith got his first chance to play since getting punched in the jaw by IK Enemkpali in the preseason, which opened the door for Fitzpatrick to take the reigns of the Jets' offense. As usual with Smith, there were plenty of ups and downs, just like there have been with Fitzpatrick under center.
Smith's inconsistencies are always more scrutinized than Fitzpatrick's, however. Whether it's because he was a second-round pick from the John Idzik era or because his first two seasons were bordering on atrocious, Smith always seems to get bashed for what he does wrong without receiving credit for what he does well.

The numbers looked good for Smith: 27 of 42 passing, 265 yards, two touchdowns and an interceptions. As usual, however, numbers don't tell the whole story. Let's take a look at what Smith did in his 2015 debut Sunday: the good, the bad and the ugly. 

The Good 

Coming in cold off the bench, it was tough to know what to expect from Smith. Would he go the way of Michael Vick last season, looking unprepared and incapable of moving the offense? Or would he come in with a good understanding of the offense and pick up where the Jets left off?

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