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Geno Smith returning to Weinke workouts

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07:29 AM ET 02.19 | Here we go again. Geno Smith prepared for the NFL scouting combine by working out with quarterback guru Chris Weinke at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. A year later, Smith is taking the same approach to his offseason. The New York Jets' quarterback was seen Monday at IMG, working in a private session with Weinke, IMG's director of football operations. You probably remember Weinke as the former Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State. Smith has been working with Weinke in recent days, trying to stay sharp and fine-tuning his throwing mechanics. Weinke also is tutoring Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater, one of the top prospects in the upcoming draft. If you're a Jets fan, it's always encouraging to hear your quarterback is working on his own in an effort to improve.

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February 19, 2014  07:34 AM ET

Geno will have the same success as Weinke too!

February 19, 2014  07:36 AM ET

If there's anyone suited to advise a young QB on converting a successful college career to success in the NFL, it's got to be Chris Weinke. Wait. What?

February 19, 2014  07:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If there's anyone suited to advise a young QB on converting a successful college career to success in the NFL, it's got to be Chris Weinke. Wait. What?

Yeah...

Quarterback GURU Chris Weinke.

February 19, 2014  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Yeah... Quarterback GURU Chris Weinke.

Guru
Kind of like how draft "gurus" Mike Mayock and MelKiper have never been hired by an actual NFL team's scouting department

February 19, 2014  08:19 AM ET

As then last sentence says.....

Its a GOOD thing that he realizes that he needs to improve

Whether it happens? Who knows

February 19, 2014  08:26 AM ET

Something about the term "Weinke Workouts" just sounds wrong to me

February 19, 2014  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If there's anyone suited to advise a young QB on converting a successful college career to success in the NFL, it's got to be Chris Weinke.

Just because he wasn't a good player doesn't mean he can't be a good QB coach.

February 19, 2014  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Geno will have the same success as Weinke too!

I believe he'll have more success than Weinke.

February 19, 2014  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I believe he'll have more success than Weinke.

Your probably right. Maybe 10 years after washing out he can reinvent himself as Quarterback Super-Guru Geno Smith

February 19, 2014  08:48 AM ET

Must be that QB Guru that did all the work with Tebow those three years was booked solid.

February 19, 2014  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Something about the term "Weinke Workouts" just sounds wrong to me

probably focuses on hand-eye coordination?

February 19, 2014  09:05 AM ET

Weren't Weinke's the Wicked Witch's security detail in the Wizard of OZ?

February 19, 2014  09:08 AM ET
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Weren't Weinke's the Wicked Witch's security detail in the Wizard of OZ?

The flying monkeys? lol

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February 19, 2014  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

The flying monkeys? lol

The owe we owe's.

February 19, 2014  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Yeah... Quarterback GURU Chris Weinke.

Could we maybe abolish some of these NFL cliches? Here's my list: "QB guru," "freakish," "in space," "speedster," "gunslinger," "load" or "a load," "blazing speed," and "athletic" (who's not "athletic" on a football team?) Note to sportscasters, writers etc.: just get yourself a g d a m ned thesaurus. It's online. Sick of these cliches.

February 19, 2014  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Could we maybe abolish some of these NFL cliches? Here's my list: "QB guru," "freakish," "in space," "speedster," "gunslinger," "load" or "a load," "blazing speed," and "athletic" (who's not "athletic" on a football team?) Note to sportscasters, writers etc.: just get yourself a g d a m ned thesaurus. It's online. Sick of these cliches.

The word "untracked"

February 19, 2014  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

The word "untracked"

I never understood why that is used. The connotation is that something has gone wrong, the train has left the rails.

February 19, 2014  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I never understood why that is used. The connotation is that something has gone wrong, the train has left the rails.

Not sure, but I think it started out as on track, as in "getting your running game on track". Other commentators misheard it, thought it sounded cool but didn't get the meaning, and "untracked" was born

 
February 19, 2014  09:47 AM ET

"You probably remember Weinke as the former Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State."

No, not really.

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