Geno Smith had an absolutely brutal game on Sunday as he threw three interceptions in just eight attempts against the Buffalo Bills before being replaced by Michael Vick.
The Jets ended up losing 43-23 in their own stadium against Buffalo, and if that humiliation on the field wasn't bad enough, the former Western Virginia quarterback got killed by the Bills after the game as well.
According to the New York Post, Smith was so bad that the Bills defense was secretly hoping he would stay on the field and were "bummed" when he got replaced by Vick.
Smith was so bad the Bills were hoping the Jets would not bench him. One member of the Bills organization told The Post:
“We were bummed out when they took Geno out,’’ because the pickings were becoming too easy.
“He was just eyeing down receivers,’’ said Bills linebacker Preston Brown, who was the beneficiary of Smith’s second interception. “We saw it on film that he was just staring guys down. When we know if you do that we’re going to jump on guys’ routes, and we got some picks in the back-end with just reading his eyes.
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“We had Geno rattled and we tried to stay after him.’’
Bills defensive tackle Corbin Bryant, who forced a fumble recovered by Buffalo, got in on the Geno bashing action as well, saying the former second rounder “from the first snap didn’t seem like he was in rhythm.
“When we see that, we’re going to be in a feeding frenzy, causing as many turnovers as we can … and we did that,’’ Bryant said.
Smith ended the game with figures of 2-of-8 for 5 yards and a quarterback rating of 0.8. He lasted just four offensive possessions before being yanked in favour of veteran Michael Vick, who himself contrived to turn the ball over to the Bills a fair few times.
New QB Needed
It's safe to say that the New York Jets will be needing a new quarterback come draft time next year. The question is however, will they be bad enough to get Marcus Mariota with a very high pick, or Jameis Winston a bit later on in the first round.
Whatever happens, things can't be as bad as they are right now at the MetLife stadium. Smith has lost his starting job, and a lot of the higher ups in the Jets coaching staff could be losing theirs in the upcoming weeks.