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Geno Smith Played "next door" with Marshall

Rafflee : 3/18/2017 6:05 am
Does this provide any indication that they have hopes of Geno being their Project QB? He's young...has physical tools. I believe it's a great place for him to work off all the tarnish around him.
Pat from Inside Football & Ed Valentine from BBV  
Steve in South Jersey : 3/18/2017 6:34 am : link
both thought that the Giants brought Smith over in hopes that they could fix and develop him.
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I hope to win 200 million in power ball  
ZogZerg : 3/18/2017 7:40 am : link
I think both our hopes are as likely to happen.
I can see it  
dank41 : 3/18/2017 7:47 am : link
As much as its easy to poke fun at Geno for his tenure with the Jets, he never had a chance to succeed in that organization.
Geno's lack of maturity  
Mike fr Warwick : 3/18/2017 8:00 am : link
And unprofessional attitudde were his undoing not the Jets. He has the requiste skills to play. Sometimes a guy is cut gets another chance. Realizes it may be his last chance andd takea the proper attitude and becomes a professional. We will see...a good risk Imo.
No as an eventual starter  
JCin332 : 3/18/2017 8:10 am : link
but "project back up QB" no problem with that...
It may have been "next door,"  
Giantgator : 3/18/2017 8:15 am : link
but it was the craptastic apartment complex next to our mansion.
From Boylhart (posted December 2012)...  
Milton : 3/18/2017 8:21 am : link
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Geno reminds me a lot of Charlie Batch with a stronger arm. You can see the talent when Geno plays and you will marvel at the games on film that he has dominated, but when he struggles, Geno really struggles and never seems to be able to get himself back on track until the game is out of reach. He struggles to go quickly to his check downs because he seems to be looking for the big play on every play. This is because he struggles to read defenses. He is not accurate when throwing to his check downs because he knows in most cases he is too late. If Geno is drafted too high and is not allowed to sit and learn and mature, I'm not sure his excellent work ethic will be enough to overcome the pressure of carrying a team as a starting quarterback in the NFL. Geno can be an excellent back-up quarterback with the potential to win 2 out of 4 games when your starting QB is out. In the future, he has the potential to be a starting QB in the right system for the team that drafts him. I think teams with a transient coaching situation would be taking a big chance drafting Geno as a future franchise QB. Teams that have a solid coaching staff and do not need to put Geno on the field right away would be a better fit for Geno to give him a better chance at a longer career....In short, he is a senior who is not ready for the NFL, but does have a bright future there.

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I can see taking a chance  
SLIM_ : 3/18/2017 8:52 am : link
but I'm confused on the entire situation because supposedly it is a 1 year deal.

He is coming off an injury and is a project. A project usually means that you shouldn't expect much from him this year. Does it make sense to keep Johnson and Geno for this year only to lose Geno next year? I know that it is hard to give him much money longer term due to his past but unless Geno really understands that this may his last and best chance it seems weird. Do we see how he acts in the early part of the year and extend the contract later? Is he really going to be better than Josh Johnson coming off an injury and not knowing the offense this year?

I like this better than keeping Nassib and Johnson last year but I really wonder if this (3 QB's) the best use of resources. Full acknowledgment that they may not keep all 3.
He had a lot of talent coming out of School.....  
Simms11 : 3/18/2017 9:05 am : link
and maybe this environment will help his game develop a little more. He needs to mature and hopefully he now understands that. Perhaps he can turn it around enough to be a decent back up. He can learn a lot from Eli and this offense will al add on give him an opportunity to excel as he will be forced to get the ball out quicker too.
Don't be surprised if Geno beats out Eli for the starting position  
micky : 3/18/2017 9:19 am : link
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RE: Don't be surprised if Geno beats out Eli for the starting position  
Big Blue '56 : 3/18/2017 9:20 am : link
In comment 13397883 micky said:
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Nah, you're just in mid-season form..😜😜😜
Smith had one good run at WVU  
RetroJint : 3/18/2017 9:32 am : link
Then he was terrible afterward . He had one good game for the Jets then was terrible afterward. He was a complete, total zero with the Jets. Don't see him as an upgrade over Nassib, either, who beat Smith three consecutive times in college.

Nassib never got a chance with the Giants so nobody can ever say what he might have done. Love his stat line, however. 9-10 1TD, 0 picks 135 rating . Beat them apples.

As for these 1-year, Walter Alston-like contracts, they are a sign of Reeee's bi-polar manner of roster formation. The one-year deals are pick up games in the park, choosing teams by once/twice/thrice-shoot! He will have 3 starting members of his o-line on 1-year deals. Almost certainly 2 will not return in '18. Do you realize how difficult it is finding 2 or three starters for the o-line in one off-season? Most big guys are slobs. Teams generally don't let the good ones get away. And it is the unit on a team that most requires continuity .

They should get Robinson back immediately. He was integral in what they did last season. They don't have a replacement on the roster. Goodson, Casillas and Kennard are different types of players. So although I hate weakening the d-line , I can understand that Hankins is pricing himself out of their market . But get Robinson back in the fold.
RetroJint  
Klaatu : 3/18/2017 9:57 am : link
I don't know how the Giants feel about Robinson, but for me the question revolves around his durability. Did we just luck out last year when he played in all 16 games or are his injury woes truly a thing of the past? Honestly, I don't know that, either. I don't think anyone can say for sure one way or the other.

If the Giants want to take a chance on him long-term, so be it, but I'd also like to see them address OLB in the draft, where they should have opportunity to draft his successor if they choose to go that route.
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annexOPR : 3/18/2017 10:50 am : link
signs the giants are leaning towards a more mobile option post-Eli?

I like the Geno dice roll, not expecting anything - but theres talent and flopping on the Jets is not his fault. Maybe they can groom him, worth a shot.
Smith all comes down to what he costs  
jcn56 : 3/18/2017 11:00 am : link
Truth be told, the backup QB spot is almost always a waste, it's just a matter of it being a waste of either draft pick(s) or cap space.

Smith isn't going to resurrect his career here. If anything, you'd hope that he just wouldn't make a complete ass out of himself if he had to put in a spot start.

Given that, if he comes at vet minimum and isn't a distraction, then he's a good signing. The question of whether or not he becomes a distraction should be something that they could get from Marshall or Snacks, who both were in that locker room long enough to get a read on him.

It doesn't matter who it is - Josh Johnson, Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez, Ryan Nassib, Mike Cherry - whoever you put in that backup QB spot, if called upon to play more than a few snaps here or there, means we're cooked.
RE: Smith all comes down to what he costs  
PatersonPlank : 3/18/2017 11:30 am : link
In comment 13397972 jcn56 said:
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Truth be told, the backup QB spot is almost always a waste, it's just a matter of it being a waste of either draft pick(s) or cap space.

Smith isn't going to resurrect his career here. If anything, you'd hope that he just wouldn't make a complete ass out of himself if he had to put in a spot start.

Given that, if he comes at vet minimum and isn't a distraction, then he's a good signing. The question of whether or not he becomes a distraction should be something that they could get from Marshall or Snacks, who both were in that locker room long enough to get a read on him.

It doesn't matter who it is - Josh Johnson, Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez, Ryan Nassib, Mike Cherry - whoever you put in that backup QB spot, if called upon to play more than a few snaps here or there, means we're cooked.


This, +1. This will not be our "future Eli". When our "future Eli" comes you will know it, either via a high draft pick or some major trade/FA pickup. What is happening now is we are compiling low paid, budget backups just to play out the season in case Eli goes down.
Geno has always been a one-read QB.  
Section331 : 3/18/2017 12:11 pm : link
When he has to go to his 2nd and 3rd reads, he really struggles. That is a hard thing to fix. Not saying it can't happen, but it's a lot to wish for. If the "project" is to make him a serviceable backup, sure, but a quality starter? I'm very skeptical.
I figure Smith signed because he has a local residence  
Ivan15 : 3/18/2017 1:22 pm : link
and didn't want to pay rent to train and go through OTAs elsewhere before he gets cut.

Save for a rainy August cut down day.
I would NOT be surprised ...  
Manny in CA : 3/18/2017 4:20 pm : link

To see the Giants draft a QB somewhere in the first three rounds.

Who ever thought Dak Prescott (in the 4th round) could make the Cowboys forget Tony Romo ?

Geno Smith is not the answer, he doesn't have the arm, brains, strength or height to take over for Eli (who may be closer to the end than any of us want/dare think he is).
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