Opinion: Smith looks bad missing 'Jets West'

With Mark Sanchez's 'Jets West Camp' underway in Mission Viejo, Ca., rookie signal-caller Geno Smith will not be making the trek with his fellow teammates. Find out how Smith's choice to train in Florida will impact his continuity and chemistry on offense in 2013.

Jets West, Mark Sanchez's camp that he has been running since 2010, started up this week.

The big question on everyone's mind is will Geno Smith be there?

Reports surfaced on twitter that Smith is working out in Florida yesterday and Antonio Brown from the Steelers posted a picture to prove it.

Here is my take. Anytime you have a chance to hang out with your wide receivers and gel, you should go. This has nothing to do with Sanchez himself. Smith needs to put reps in that make sense, again with his own players.

Yes this isn't mandatory and certainly isn't sanctioned by the Jets and the NFL, but it just looks bad for Geno Smith.

I know, all the Sanchez haters will automatically disagree with me and that's fine. You don't like #6 and you never will. You take Geno snubbing Mark's camp as a "cool" thing and you back it 100%. Fine. I'm not going to change your mind.

But answer me this: Aren't repetitions with your potential wide receivers a good thing?

This has nothing to do with money either. Sanchez pays for everyone's way and stay. So why wouldn't Geno go?

I hope for his sake and the Jets sake, he goes. Mark extended an invitation to Geno, just like he did Tim Tebow last year (who did go), and it would look arrogant of Geno to not attend.

Some of the Jets players posted on twitter that they were flying on Tuesday to California for Jets West.

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