Rex Ryan supports Geno Smith

Updated: November 30, 2013, 5:40 AM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Jets coach Rex Ryan was candid Friday about rookie quarterback Geno Smith, whose struggles in recent games have been obvious.

Smith, who has 18 interceptions and four fumbles this season, has looked lost on the field and visibly has had trouble reading defenses lately. In a timing miscue, his call for the snap during practice led to a fumble when the ball bounced off Greg Salas in motion.

Ryan said growing pains were expected for a second-round pick not quite ...

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