Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Rex jokes Geno's day 'wasn't brutal' this time


After Geno Smith spent last Wednesday throwing four interceptions while hobbling on his injured foot, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said the rookie quarterback had his "worst day," which was "brutal."

This Wednesday, Ryan sang a different tune.

"It wasn’t brutal, that’s for sure," Ryan quipped. "That was a great day. I don’t know if that was his best day, because he’s had a lot of good ones, but he had a great one today."

Neither Ryan nor Smith would call it his "best day," but on paper, it was. Smith connected on 15 of 16 passes in team drills with and against the starters, tossing two touchdowns, according to Brian Costello of the NY Post.

Smith maintained his mantra that any day practicing is a good day because "it's about progression."

"I think, like I said, overall every single day I’ve been getting better," he said.

It's assumed that Smith will start against the New York Giants Saturday in the team's third preseason game. Smith came in after incumbent Mark Sanchez in the first game before sitting out of Game 2 with his ailing ankle.

Ryan has yet to officially announce Smith's start, and Smith said he'll "find out in the next couple days," but Sanchez is "assuming" Smith will get the nod after the first-year signal-caller worked with the ones three days in a row.

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