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QB Competition Update: Advantage Smith

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Mark Sanchez, taking his turn today with the first team offense, took the Jets on a trip down memory lane, throwing an interception and completing just 3 of his 10 passes. Head coach Rex Ryan noted that he’d “like to see higher numbers than that.”

On the other hand, rookie Geno Smith continued to impress. He completion percentage was nearly perfect, he completed  5 of 6 attempts with the second team. Smith’s one blemish was that he was once again sacked twice, which has highlighted his biggest flaw, his tendency to hold onto the football for too long.

“Holding the football concerns me a little bit. He’s got to get rid of it,” Rex Ryan said in his daily press conference. “If I could point to a negative it might be we’re going to take some hits.”

So far, that is the only real negative point against Smith. Ryan went on to praise the rookie, “he has confidence, he’s got poise and he’s hanging in there and then he’s very accurate with the football so he has been impressive.”

If we’re analyzing the negatives of the two quarterbacks, as ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini pointed out, which is worse a sack or an interception?

You know the answer to that.

Advantage Geno Smith.


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