Geno Smith is doing here.It's easy to to see what
Smith clearly is a smart young man. He saw what Russell Wilson, a precocious, athletic and beyond-his-years quarterback accomplished in his second season of starting in the NFL, and Smith heard what Wilson used as his and the Seahawks' catch phrase last season.
It worked pretty well.
Clearly, every team is chasing the Seahawks now, and that model — dominant defense, plus a smart, efficient offense — is the desire of the other 31 clubs. Smith, too, could use a little more Wilson in his performance if the Jets are going to "why not us" the rest of the league.
The Jets have a pretty good defense, and Rex Ryan can coach that side pretty well. No argument there. The running back committee doesn't have a Marshawn Lynch-like commodity, but it could be interesting. The offensive lines of the two teams are at least comparable on some level. Is the Jets' group of Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, Stephen Hill and a group of rookies that much worse than what the Seahawks had last season with Percy Harvin mostly out of the lineup?
Look, we're not ready to vault an 8-8 team that was outscored by a whopping 97 points a year ago to Super Bowl status — not even close. Nor are we ready to say that Smith is anywhere close to playing on a Wilson-esque level. But could the Jets and Smith be somewhere close to where the Seahawks were in 2012, a team on the rise that scared the daylights out of a few opponents?
Why not them?
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