The tag that everyone places on a first year NFL player who has had stellar collegiate career is'rookie.'
Geno Smith, who was drafted in the second round of this past NFL draft, and was slated to play behind Mark Sanchez before the veteran injured his shoulder in the preseason against the Giants. Instead of Smith tracking plays with a clip board, he is the team's leader under center.
As of right now the Jets are 2-2 and at the moment it's Smith that has led the Jets to this record and when things go well, then he will shine brightly. But when things go bad, they really go bad and no matter how much he says he needs to learn from his mistakes he continues to make them.
But let me tell you why Jets' fans should not all of a sudden give up on him. He does have the requisite ability to play the position and become a leader to the team, plus he has a powerful arm and can make big time throws to get those big plays and touchdowns.
Also it's only the fourth game of his career and sooner, rather than later this horrendous game has finally come in Tennessee and it's finally out of his system. As painful as it was to see him get intercepted twice, strip sacked twice with one leading to a Titans' touchdown; you knew what the deal was when he was starting the season after Sanchez's injury.
What have seen from Smith after a game where he didn't play well enough in? He bounces right back in the next game and even though it will be in the Georgia Dome on Monday Night Football, Smith will have plenty of time to erase this terrible performance and be ready for the next contest.
At the same time that front five that is supposed to protect him didn't and that's why he went flat on his back several times and was pressured very hard throughout the game. So let's continue to give Smith the support he truly deserves as I know he will overcome some of these issues.