Jul 28, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) takes a snap from under center from center Nick Mangold (74) during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Geno Smith Showed Up In Terrible Shape At Jets Camp

Maybe Geno Smith had no clue that training camp included running. Maybe.

Here is Brian Baldinger first toughts on Geno in Jets camp:

“He looked good to me yesterday until he ran gassers at the end of practice,” said Baldinger, who attended Jets training camp in Cortland, N.Y., on Sunday. “And Geno Smith looked like he had done no conditioning. It was actually embarrassing to see how far behind he (Mark) Sanchez and (Matt) Simms and everybody else that’s there.”

No conditioning! Who needs to do that?! Who needs to last throughout 4 quarters of a game?

Does Geno really want to be the starter? He is not going to be given the job. He has to step up and make plays and right now he looks like he was expecting to be handed the job. Better step that game up.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    Are you auditioning for an espn job? This is a non issue. He gets paid to run the offense not run sprints. The media continue to be the circus. I guess the guys at jet press are the exception not the rule at fansided. Try writing something relevant and with insight. This is the second stupid article in two days regarding smith’s conditioning. Sanchez conditioning was never an issue. Where did that get us? Sheesh!

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      How is a QB, one of the team leaders, not being in shape for training camp, not relevant? These guys are professional athletes playing at the highest level. The ALL need to be showing up in shape. Running the offense requires stamina. Sometimes he needs to escape the pocket and take off. Conditioning will matter int he 4th quarter when he finds all of his receivers are covered and he has nothing but green in front of him.

      • matr dontelli iii

        He’s a rookie in his first training camp. He is hardly a team leader at this point. There is very little relationship between how he runs sprints the first week of camp and running a west coast offense during the season. What was most important was that he study and be ready to run the huddle and the offense when camp started. By all accounts, including the idiot they’re quoting in the article he has done that. The amount of actual running that a QB does during a game, unless he’s a running QB, which geno is not, is minimal. His conditioning at this point is of minimal importance. Does he need to improve on it? Of course. Does it warrant two ‘Henny Penny, the sky is falling’ articles in two days? Hardly.

  • Joe Willie

    garbage news from the blogoshere. Now we are placing football players “win, place or show” at the end of practices runs–dumb sheep will follow. Get a real job.

    • matr dontelli iii