Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Geno 'pissed off' for two days but ready to move on


New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith saw some good and bad Sunday in a 31-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Up until Wednesday, he was pretty much only focused on the bad. The worst? The whole "loss" part, especially considering Gang Green had the game well in hand in the first half.

“It took me [until] today’s practice," Smith said Wednesday, via "I was pissed off for about two days. Today’s practice allowed me to flush that out of my system, and just get back to playing football.

"We’re preparing for the Bears, and we’ve got to get over last week’s loss."

Smith got off to a hot start, driving the Jets to three touchdowns on their first three series'--passing for one score and rushing for another.

However, the game turned when Smith threw an interception late in the half, with the Jets up, 21-3. The Packers drove the field and scored before halftime, and the Jets pretty much never recovered.

To add insult to injury, the Jets had a chance to make good on the breakdown when Smith hit Jeremy Kerley on a touchdown bomb to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, but the play was called back due to a timeout discrepancy on the sideline.

That was the last legitimate chance the Jets had, and now they're 1-1.

"I hate losing, and that's really what happened. I'm pretty upset about it. I just hate to lose," Smith said, via Newsday. "... We had a couple days off, so I usually get things out of my system pretty fast. But it took me until about this practice to get it out of my system.''

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