Aug 9, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) looks to pass in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Rex Ryan said Geno Smith’s practice was “brutal”, may miss Saturday’s game

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.


Tags: Geno Smith Mark Sanchez New York Jets Rex Ryan

  • matr dontelli iii

    Thanks for second guessing the coach, who just happens to have access to the medical staff and their recommendations. Do you? no, i didnt think so. Why don’t you give idzik a resume. I’m sure you think Rex is a goner after this season also.

    • David Alejandro Miniel

      Rex should have been canned last season. Thank you for the comment.

      • matr dontelli iii

        one could make that argument, but he wasnt and he has another year to prove his worth. If the medical staff says the player is fine to practice then he practices, just like with the other 31 teams, there’s nothing unusual about that. If he didnt let him practice the clown media would be all over him for not giving geno a chance to win the starting spot. Like I said, send idzik your resume. Or better yet send one to the daily news. It sounds like you’ll fit right in

  • matr dontelli iii