What the New York Jets’ Week 8 Loss Means for Geno Smith

October 29, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It seems that with each passing week in his erratic rookie season, Geno Smith either reaches a new high or plummets to a new low. Many would argue that during the fourth quarter of the New York Jets' dreadful 40-point loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8, Smith's rock bottom was redefined once again. 
After throwing his second pick-six of the game, and his third in two weeks, Smith was benched for the first time in his young career. However, Rex Ryan replaced his rookie signal-caller with Matt Simms long after the game had been decided.
By the time the Jets dragged themselves into the visiting locker room for halftime, they had already surrendered an inexplicable 28 points, and had looked utterly inept offensively. Then, after a halftime address from Rex Ryan that was likely an astounding exhibition of profanity, Smith promptly threw his 12th interception of the season, handing the Bengals another six points. 
Ryan didn't bench Smith in an attempt to win th...

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