Geno Smith: 'We’re going to the playoffs'
April, 26, 2013
By James Walker | ESPN.com
Former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith was drafted by the New York Jets in the second round Friday with the No. 39 overall pick. Moments later, Smith pulled a Jets-like move.
During a television interview with the NFL Network, Smith said of the Jets, “We’re going to the playoffs next year.”
Wait. ... What?
For starters, the Jets are far from a playoff team. But that shouldn’t be Smith’s focus anyway. He is third on the depth chart and has to first beat out Mark Sanchez and David Garrard before he sees the field. Smith is the last person who should be talking playoffs in late April. He has to focus on learning the playbook.
This is not a good start for Smith. This weekend alone, he's shown some lack of composure to handle the spotlight. The bright lights of New York will be very intense and Smith needs to grow up fast.
The circus tent is already full in New York and the Jets do not need any more characters. Smith has the game and the work ethic to potentially win the quarterback job, which is why the Jets drafted him. But his focus from this day forward needs to be on getting better everyday, not the postseason.
Final San Diego 22 Buffalo 10 Final Dallas 34 St. Louis 31 Final Washington 34 Philadelphia 37 Final Houston 17 New York 30 Final Minnesota 9 New Orleans 20 Final Tennessee 7 Cincinnati 33 Final Baltimore 23 Cleveland 21 Final Green Bay 7 Detroit 19 Final Indianapolis 44 Jacksonville 17 Final Oakland 9 New England 16 Final San Francisco 14 Arizona 23 Final/OT Denver 20 Seattle 26 Final Kansas City 34 Miami 15 Final Pittsburgh 37 Carolina 19