Geno Smith's Turnover-Filled Meltdown leads to Jets Blowout Loss
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The Patriots will have to wait until tomorrow night to see how fondly they remember Week 11, but Pats fans could take some enjoyment today from the Jets embarrassing themselves in a 37-14 loss to the Bills.
Geno Smith was particularly bad, with the rookie committing four turnovers (1 fumble, 3 interceptions) before getting pulled for Matt Simms. Despite finishing 8 of 23 for 103 yards Rex Ryan did say after the game that Geno would still be the starter going forward.
“We’ll look at everything as we go, but again, but I don’t think it’s
fair to place it on one man. We have to take a hard look at what we’re doing, but I
would say Geno is our starting quarterback against Baltimore next week.”
Geno's benching also served as a good reminder that David Garrard is, somehow, still in the league and available as a backup option for the Jets.
When Geno wasn't committing turnovers, the Jets defense was allowing EJ Manuel to calmly complete 20 of his 28 passes for 245 yards and 2 touchdowns. Not the best start for Ed Reed's Jets career.
Geno and the Jets will look to continue their season-long "win one, lose one" pattern on the road next week against Baltimore.