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    Report: Jets "toying" with using Geno to change pace.

    Report: Jets “toying” with using Geno Smith to change pace
    Posted by Josh Alper on July 15, 2013,

    When the Jets traded for Tim Tebow last year, many speculated that they would use him as a change-of-pace quarterback with his own package of offensive plays that the team would use to expand their options when they had the ball.

    Tebow only played sparingly on offense in 2012 and the Jets were roundly ridiculed for the way they deployed him. According to a report from Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, however, the team hasn’t totally given up the idea of having a backup quarterback with his own portfolio even though last year’s offensive coordinator Tony Sparano is now coaching the offensive line in Oakland.

    Per Cimini, Jets coaches are “toying” with the idea of using rookie Geno Smith as a change-of-pace quarterback if he doesn’t win the starting job with a package of plays centered on the read-option. The idea is to make use of Smith’s speed while also giving him game experience he wouldn’t get otherwise, although Cimini points out one potential stumbling block in Smith’s limited history of success on designed runs while in college.

    While the Jets offense can surely use any wrinkle that makes it more successful, the notion of shuttling quarterbacks in and out of the game only underlines how badly the Jets need to find a quarterback that they aren’t willing to take off the field for chunks of the game. The Jets presumably selected Smith in the second round of the draft because they felt he had the potential to be that kind of player and they’ll likely be best served by keeping him focused on attaining that goal as quickly as possible rather than returning to a well that bore no water last season.

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    Old habits die hard.

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    Should really help us establish a rhythm.

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    If they want a change of pace guy use Jeremy Kerley he's pretty good at it..

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    Idiotic decision if it comes to fruition

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    When you have a QB that has performed as bad as Sanchez has the last two years...

    How could it hurt to let Smith take some snaps?

    I was one of the sanchez supporters for years. I'm not done supporting him as a Jets player because I support all Jets players. However, I'm done thinking he will be good "this year" unless he shows me otherwise.

    That being said, if he starts, I will cheer for him to do well. I really hope we put the best player in this year.

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    The writer, Mr. Josh Alper, is full of crap, attention-seeker whore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cablebob View Post

    How could it hurt to let Smith take some snaps?
    Short term it F's up the rhythm of both guys for 2013

    Long term it F's up Geno by sticking him in before he's ready to play QB ... and asking him to do something he's never done (wildcard Qb role)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage69 View Post
    If they want a change of pace guy use Jeremy Kerley he's pretty good at it..
    Kerley to Reuland has a 100.0% completion rate and a 40 yard attempt per pass =)

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    Keep in mind Kaepernick was a change-of-pace guy for the Niners before he got the nod to start. It has worked. The only question is if the Jets can do it.

    Of course, the parallel would be Sanchez getting a concussion, but we won't go there.

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    amateur hour

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASG0531 View Post
    Keep in mind Kaepernick was a change-of-pace guy for the Niners before he got the nod to start. It has worked. The only question is if the Jets can do it.

    Of course, the parallel would be Sanchez getting a concussion, but we won't go there.
    It isnt a bad way to get a young QB some experience. My only issue would be that Geno is not that type of QB, or at least he hasnt been up to this point. At least Kaepernick ran the read option in college and was comfortable with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASG0531 View Post
    Keep in mind Kaepernick was a change-of-pace guy for the Niners before he got the nod to start. It has worked. The only question is if the Jets can do it.

    Of course, the parallel would be Sanchez getting a concussion, but we won't go there.
    Kaepernick was a great running qb he had 59 rushing td's in college Geno had 4..

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    This has Ryan's fingerprints all over it.

    Until he's gone, idiotic ideas like this will continue to be brought up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10PennyToColes87 View Post
    This has Ryan's fingerprints all over it.

    Until he's gone, idiotic ideas like this will continue to be brought up.
    Brad Smith wasn't doing change of pace work before Ryan became HC??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage69 View Post
    Kaepernick was a great running qb he had 59 rushing td's in college Geno had 4..
    Plus a staggering 151 total yards rushing last season, although that was an improvement from 2011 when he rushed for -33 yards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sec.101row23 View Post
    Plus a staggering 151 total yards rushing last season, although that was an improvement from 2011 when he rushed for -33 yards.
    You're right, a huge difference. But Marty is in charge, so if he sees something, maybe just let it play out? It's a far cry from the Sparano "we're unleashing Tebow to the world" garbage.

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    Have to wonder if this is a case of "he's black so he can run...". Sounds like it might be a media creation based on that stereotype rather than an official channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage69 View Post
    Brad Smith wasn't doing change of pace work before Ryan became HC??
    Brad Smith was a jack-of-all trades, a WR, KR, and even emergency QB.

    Geno Smith is a rookie quarterback (Ryan's second, by the way) that we can only hope is developed PROPERLY, and not asked to learn a silly offense.

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