Earlier this week, NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger critizized Smith’s level of conditioning, calling it “embarrassing.” Jets head coach Rex Ryan quashed those comments when he spoke to the media on Wednesday.
“If we’re training for the Olympics or he’s going to run the marathon, we might be in trouble,” Ryan said in a press conference. “I haven’t seen that in him. He seems fine to me. He looked good when he ran for 80 yards that one play.”
Baldinger created an unnecessary stir with his comments. If the Jets coaching staff haven’t noticed anything then Geno has nothing to worry about, which he understands.
“That’s his opinion,” Smith said per ESPN New York, “My coaches are the ones who evaluate me and I haven’t heard that from them, so I don’t have anything to say about that. … I’m right there [conditioning-wise]. I’m pretty good with it.”