Jul 29, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) throws a pass during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Geno Smith’s conditioning is horrible

The New York Jets have Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith duking it out in a quarterback battle this summer. Sanchez has been oozing confidence all offseason while Geno has remained relatively quiet. Mark Sanchez though might be getting a leg up in this competition to an analyst who watched them work out.

“He looked good to me yesterday until he ran gassers at the end of practice,” said NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger, who attended Jets training camp in Cortland, N.Y., on Sunday. “And Geno Smith looked like he had done no conditioning. It was actually embarrassing to see how far behind he was behind (Mark) Sanchez and (Matt) Simms and everybody else that’s there.”

Smith however was impressive in parts of practice that might have been more important according to Baldinger.

“However, he did look good getting in and out of the huddle, getting to the line of scrimmage, getting the ball out of his hands quickly.”

Geno Smith’s ability to throw the ball though might give him the edge over Sanchez despite their difference in conditioning.

“You see a lot of accuracy, a lot of zip on the ball obviously from Geno,” NFL Network analyst Heath Evans observed. “You see some balls sailing, or what I would say floating, for Mark Sanchez.”

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  • Bennny K

    Maybe he worked harder through practice and that’s why he was tired at the end. Maybe he did give 100% and was beat afterwards.

  • Jetsluva

    All that matters is how Geno performs at the job of QB. He’s not out there to be a cross country runner. All that conditioning hasn’t seemed to help Mark do any better as a QB.

  • matr dontelli iii

    They’re paying him to run the offense. The sprints are to get him in better game shape. He’s better off doing what he’s doing, which is apparently also what’s more important to the coaches, than what the nfl network wants to make a big deal about. More uselessness from nfl network as they compete with espn for the title of most useless (least useful)

  • MekaGojira

    This reporting is horrible. Can someone spare some actual analysis up in here?? Cutting/pasting someone else’s opinion isn’t reporting.

    • Mike Dyce

      Well, I wasn’t invited to their camp, so I only have that to work with. But when I get there I’ll let you know what my opinion is, I promise.

  • DoctorLarry

    What excitement! Smith vs Sanchez!

  • Korwil

    Every other person at Jets camp has said this is simply not the case and that Geno’s conditioning is fine. Maybe he got tired during a session of sprints or he might have been dehydrating or something, but others have reported that Geno has done sprints by himself. Either way, this battle will easily come down to the best QB after 2 preseason games.