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07:06 AM ET 07.30 | With all that's facing Geno Smith -- the big market, the brash head coach, the franchise drama and a quarterback competition -- one might reasonably expect him to have prepared to wow in camp. NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger watched [Smith] at New York Jets practice this weekend and came away impressed. Well, mostly impressed. "He looked good to me [Sunday] until he ran gassers at the end of practice," said Baldinger. ... "And Geno Smith looked like he had done no conditioning. It was actually embarrassing to see how far behind he (Mark) Sanchez and (Matt) Simms and everybody else that's there." The rookie quarterback was more impressive during the parts of practice that count most. ... "However, he did look good getting in and out of the huddle, getting to the line of scrimmage, getting the ball out of his hands quickly."

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July 30, 2013  07:11 AM ET

Conditioning will come over the next few weeks. The skills are the real issue. I hope they give him some real playing time during the preseason to see if he can take over for Sanchez when he hits his normal bad series of games.

July 30, 2013  07:12 AM ET

How was he supposed to know they needed him to be in shape? This camp came on short notice, didn't it?

July 30, 2013  07:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

How was he supposed to know they needed him to be in shape? This camp came on short notice, didn't it?

Could blame his agent for not reminding him to train. Seems to be the way to go now.

July 30, 2013  07:30 AM ET

"Opposing QBs won't need to be in shape because they'll rarely be on the field due to my super high tempo game plan." Chip Kelly

July 30, 2013  07:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

"Opposing QBs won't need to be in shape because they'll rarely be on the field due to my super high tempo game plan." Chip Kelly

When did he ever say that? It makes zero sense. The quicker your offense plays, the quicker the opponents get the ball back, either by virtue of a score or turnover.

July 30, 2013  07:38 AM ET
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When did he ever say that? It makes zero sense. The quicker your offense plays, the quicker the opponents get the ball back, either by virtue of a score or turnover.

It was a joke. Stop being so serious.

July 30, 2013  07:39 AM ET

I can't rag on him too much here. Camp is for conditioning.

July 30, 2013  07:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It was a joke. Stop being so serious.

More like a 3rd page joke.

July 30, 2013  07:40 AM ET

Supposed to be "professional athletes".

July 30, 2013  07:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It was a joke. Stop being so serious.

Jokes are usually funny. Or atleast relevant to the story. Bringing up a coach from a different conference, when the teams don't meet in the regular season even once, is pointless.

July 30, 2013  07:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

How was he supposed to know they needed him to be in shape? This camp came on short notice, didn't it?

Maybe he thought "camp" was really tents and stuff. How should he know?

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July 30, 2013  07:53 AM ET

Most of Geno's money comes from workouts with the team. I don't think I would've worked out too much either, knowing the team is going to run the hell out of me in camp.

July 30, 2013  08:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Jokes are usually funny. Or atleast relevant to the story. Bringing up a coach from a different conference, when the teams don't meet in the regular season even once, is pointless.

Damn dude...


Take a Vicodin and chill.

July 30, 2013  08:05 AM ET

"However, he did look good getting in and out of the huddle, getting to the line of scrimmage..."

Ah, now we know what skills the Jets look for when drafting a quarterback.

July 30, 2013  08:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Damn dude... Take a Vicodin and chill.

Or go into that Flying J restroom and stay there until you calm down.

July 30, 2013  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

How was he supposed to know they needed him to be in shape? This camp came on short notice, didn't it?

After all of his bluster about being drafted so low and how he's gonna take the league by storm, you would have thought he could invest in a calendar and a trainer.

This dude has "fail" plastered all over him.

July 30, 2013  08:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Maybe he thought "camp" was really tents and stuff. How should he know?

When he showed with marshmellows, that was a giveaway.

July 30, 2013  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

After all of his bluster about being drafted so low and how he's gonna take the league by storm, you would have thought he could invest in a calendar and a trainer. This dude has "fail" plastered all over him.

The next face of the J-E-T-S franchise. How fitting.

 
July 30, 2013  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I can't rag on him too much here. Camp is for conditioning.

Yep

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