Geno Smith won't use rookie tag as an excuse

Even after leading the New York Jets on a game-winning touchdown drive on Sunday, rookie quarterback Geno Smith isn't masking his turnovers or attributing his mistakes to a lack of experience. Find out what Smith had to say about Gang Green's thrilling Week 3 win and how he plans to limit his miscues in the weeks to follow.

As of right now three full games have already been played for rookie quarterback Geno Smith and to be fair and honest, he has looked good; outside of the three interceptions in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots.

But this game showed some brilliance as well as some guts with the confidence to attack the Buffalo Bills either taking the ball himself for the touchdown or throwing it down the field for two big touchdown bombs to Stephen Hill and a game winning touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes.

For the first time in three games Geno Smith threw for over 300 yards while completing 16-of-29 passes as well as getting his first multi-touchdown game in his NFL career. Whatever negative comments have been made about him, you can say that they aren't sticking on him anymore.

"It's good," Smith said of recording his first 300-yard passing game as a pro. "I don't want to make it seem like it's nothing, but my mind is focused on turnovers. It seems like every week I'm up here saying I need to do a better job in that area." "I hate to use the rookie title as an excuse. I have to find a way not to turn the ball over. As far as that goes, I know I'll improve. I just have to do it on game day."

For the second time at MetLife Stadium Smith led the Jets down the field for a game winning score. In New York's season opener, Smith was shoved out of bounds for a personal foul on the Buccaneers that gave Nick Folk the attempt to kick the winning field goal, this time around he led the team to a game winning touchdown.

"In order to be a great offense, we have to play with that urgency every single drive," said Smith. "No matter what the score is, no matter if we're up or down, no matter what the situation because I think that breads a good offense. We knew that we had to score and I think we feel that way every single drive, but especially in that moment. It was just great for us to go up, put us ahead and get the victory."

Every time Geno Smith talks to the media it sounds like he has been playing in this league for a long time and while he tries not to use the rookie tag as an excuse, it goes to show that he is willing to listen and learn from his mistakes. Maybe he's already on the way up even if it is only Week 3.

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