According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News , Smith missed a team meeting on Saturday night. According to Mehta, a Jets spokesman called Smith’s missing of the meeting an “ honest mistake .”
The spokesperson later added that Smith arrived at the meeting a short time after it ended and went over what was discussed in the meeting with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and quarterbacks coach David Lee.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com , Smith was at the movies while the meeting was taking place.
It doesn’t appear that Smith or any of his other unidentified teammates were punished for missing the meeting. Although Smith was benched in the second half of yesterday’s game, Ryan said it was to see if backup quarterback Michael Vick could provide a spark to the Jets struggling offense.
Smith on the season has seven turnovers and threw his sixth interception yesterday, which tied him for the league lead .
Even with all of the struggles and now a missed meeting, Ryan said yesterday that Smith will start against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
Said Ryan, “Geno will be our starting quarterback this week and that’s the way it is.”
David Harris day to day:
The Jets have finally caught a break. It was feared that LinebackerDavid Harris who left yesterday’s game with a shoulder injury, may miss some time due to a sprained AC joint. But now according to Ian Rappaport of the NFL Network, Harris did not suffer any structural damage and should be day to day.
According to Ryan, losing Harris for an extended period of time would have been a “killer blow” to the already struggling Jets.
Cornerback Darrin Walls who also left yesterday's game with a knee injury, is dealing with a patellar tendon problem according to Ryan. Losing Walls, would be a blow to the Jets already depleted secondary.
Stay tuned for more updates on Harris, Smith’s missed meeting and more as the Jets have conference calls scheduled with Smith and Ryan beginning later this afternoon.