Thursday, October 10, 2013

Geno on AFC POW honor: 'I feel about the same'


It's not that he doesn't care, it's just that he doesn't care.

Geno Smith was named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week after leading the New York Jets to a 30-28 last-second victory over the Atlanta Falcons Monday night. Smith completed 16 of 20 passes for three touchdowns and no interceptions, going 4-for-4 with a first down scramble on the game-winning drive.

Smith, however, could take or leave the extra honor. The win was enough.

"I feel about the same," Smith said Wednesday when asked about winning the award, via "We had a great day of practice. Guys came in focused with the right mindset. We put a good day's work in. We’re going to continue to prepare and get ourselves ready for Sunday."

Smith was further pressed to elaborate on his feelings about earning the Player of the Week nod. As he has on the field all season, he didn't waver.

"I don’t feel any different at all," Smith said. "Hopefully you guys understand me when I said, no disrespect or anything, I’m definitely happy with the way that we played and for the recognition, but it doesn’t make me feel any type of way."

Smith's eyes are clearly on the prize, and the prize isn't a weekly individual honor. Regardless, Smith's Week 5 showing was impressive and encouraging given his season-low act against the Tennessee Titans a week before.

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