|06-12-2013, 01:41 PM||#1|
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Rookie QB Geno Smith Could Run Read-Option Plays For N.Y. Jets
Mark Sanchez has primarily taken the first-team snaps for the New York Jets this offseason. As the incumbent, Sanchez appears to be the favorite to be the team's Week 1 starter over rookie Geno Smith.
That doesn't mean Smith will necessarily stay on the bench. Coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday that Smith has the athleticism to run some read-option plays off the bench.
"They didn't really run a whole lot of zone reads and different things (at West Virginia)," Ryan admitted in his news conference. "But he has the skill set to where there's no reason he shouldn't be able to do that. ... Running for first downs and touchdowns, I think that's how the league is probably going to progress with these things."
Ryan knows how this idea will be received after botching the Tim Tebow experiment so badly in 2013. Ryan has a lot of strengths as a head coach, but figuring out how to be creative on offense isn't one of them.
"I know what everyone's thinking: 'Oh, didn't we try that last year.' But certainly that's a possibility," Ryan said. Of the larger zone read trend, Ryan said he's not sure it's "going away."
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