The new New York Jets can score from just about anywhere on the field. That's something the old Jets couldn't quite boast about.
Rookie quarterback Geno Smith gave a glimpse of the kind of vertical game he can provide in a 27-20 victory over the division rival Buffalo Bills Sunday.
Smith threw two touchdown passes, connecting with Stephen Hill on a 51-yard bomb down the right sideline in the second quarter before hitting Santonio Holmes on an even bigger 69-yard bomb in the fourth-quarter for the game-winner.
“I just wanted to give [Holmes] a good chance, give him a good ball,” Smith said after the game, via The Star-Ledger.
And that he did.
Smith finished the game completing 16 of his 29 pass attempts for 331 yards, the two air touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. He also rushed for a score.
The first-year signal-caller had a lot of good Sunday, but all he could focus on after the game was the bad. That's the kind of attitude that is so negative that it's a positive. The Jets will sign up for that.