According to Rich Cimini on Twitter, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan called rookie quarterback Geno Smith’s practice today “brutal”.
“It was brutal. It was Geno’s worst day. I think, and obviously the ankle’s a part of it, but…way too many picks and things. Did not look comfortable today. Obviously he has to come back from it, he will come back from it, it was a bad day. Everybody, we’ve seen it, guys have bad days. But this was a really bad day for Geno.” Ryan told the Daily News
Ryan also admitted that Geno’s sprained ankle isn’t close to 100 percent, which could raise questions of why he was practicing today in the first place. This could be exactly what Mark Sanchez was looking for. It’s obvious if Geno doesn’t play on Saturday, the start goes to Mark Sanchez.
Smith injured his ankle in his first pre-season game in his career against the Detroit Lions. Head coach Rex Ryan said after today’s practice that Smith could miss Saturday’s pre-season game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“Well, I guess, we’ll see how it goes. He’s been out there practicing, working through things…but that could be a possibility.” Rex Ryan told the New York Daily News
Not sure if it was Geno’s decision to practice today despite injuring his ankle. Either way, it wasn’t a good decision on the teams part to let the injured rookie practice.
Rex on Geno today: “Brutal.” #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 14, 2013