The Jets’ first team took 21 snaps in 11-on-11 drills at Tuesday’s practice. Geno Smith was the quarterback for 19 of them. Smith will start Saturday night’s preseason game against the Bengals, just as he started last week’s game against the Colts. Over the last four practices, Smith has taken 63 first-ream reps while Michael Vick has had just 12. So, Smith is the team’s starting quarterback, right? Not if you ask coach Rex Ryan, who continues to go along with general manager John Idzik’s “competition” farce. Ryan was asked Tuesday if he’s ready to acknowledge Smith is the starting quarterback. “For the regular season? No, we’re not ready to do that,” Ryan said. Why not? “Just don’t feel like it,” Ryan said. Ryan did not end up turning sideways at this press conference like he did last year when being grilled about Smith vs. Mark Sanchez, but he clearly wants to wait before saying what everyone at training camp has seen — Smith is the starter.
Rex still won’t say it, but Geno will be the starter
New York Post | Aug 13