I find it quite hilarious that people are calling for Geno Smith to be benched. I understand last weekend was hard to watch or even figure out what he was thinking at times. The INTs are easier to handle because of their throws, but the fumbles were quite Mark Sanchez’s style. In that being said, we will find out more about Geno while he plays rather than letting him learn on the bench.
Jets as an organization needs to find out what they have moving foward with Geno. Yes, he has alot of tools- especially his arm- but what he lacks is experience and foot work. For example, last week you could see him backing up alot in the pocket instead of stepping up. He also seems reluctant to run and almost runs when he has to instead of taking when it's there. Teams will use the game plan Tennesse used against Geno, which was pressure up the middle. With all this being said, he wouldn’t get better by watching.
Geno needs to be put through the fire; it's the only way he will get better. The only QB I can think of that got better by watching was Aaron Rodgers. Look at Peyton Manning in his first 4 games. He had 11 INTs and 1 fumble, but did they bench him? No. Peyton wound up throwing 28 INTs that year. I'm not saying that Geno is the next Peyton, but the Jets aren’t gonna know if he’s anything close to it by benching him.
With 12 games left in this season, Geno will show growth. I am confident that he will cut down on the fumbles and interceptions. The kid wants to show the NFL world that they had him pegged wrong during draft time. Hard work and determination will be the keys to prove the critics wrong. Benching Geno won't allow himself to prove the critics wrong; all it will do is prove them right.