Posted August 24, 2013

Geno Smith does his best Dan Orlovsky impression, runs out of back of the end zone

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Geno Smith, on the occasion of his Orlovsky moment. (Getty Images/Al Bello)

Geno Smith, on the occasion of his Orlovsky moment. (Getty Images/Al Bello)

First, Tebowing swept the J-E-T-S. Now, it’s ‘Orlovskying.’ In his first NFL start, rookie QB Geno Smith could be excused for his three-interception night, but this?

(H/T SB Nation)

(H/T SB Nation)

You remember: the Detroit Lions were in the midst of a dismal 0-16 season when Dan Orlovsky ran out of the back of the end zone for a safety. It was the perfect embodiment of the fail stamp that was the 2008 Detroit Lions.

Hopefully, for the sake of Jets fans who have been tortured by the Mark Sanchez era long enough, this is not a harbinger of things to come. But just in case, Jets fans may want to start getting familiar with this guy.

11 comments
flamiemcflamerpants
flamiemcflamerpants

As much as I hate to say it, Orlovsky's was way more impressive.  This was a preseason game, and being a rookie, Geno did the best in the given situation.  He knew he was gonna get rocked, so he tried to get out of the pocket before throwing it away.  

Orlovsky's came during the regular season, against a division rival.  The outcome of the game was 12-10, losing by the safety.  


leon1376
leon1376

Have you listened to this Geno Smith fellow talk? He uses the first-person pronoun more than Barack Hussein Obama. "I" this; "I" that; and "I" something else. "I...I...I..." It's a team effort, dude. I have to feel sorry for Rex the Wonder Coach though. The Jets front office is in love with Geno while Sanchez is still Rex's boy. Now Sanchez is banged up and it's "I Geno". Bold prediction: Rex the Wonder Coach doesn't last through October. 

decredico
decredico

best scouts called geno smith a bust and he is

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

Maybe he is color blind and didn't know?  

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

Lay off Geno losers... I know you need material on your pages, but when has Sanchez NOT looked overwhelm.. You are crushing a kid that is starting for the first time in the NFL against a good Giant's front 7 with limited first team reps. One thing this article told me is when i need real journalism and facts you are not the writers to get my information from. You are trying to make it look like Geno intentionally ran out of bounds when that is not the case.  

Honestly I am not a fan of Geno but one thing i am is FAIR ...    

Yes there are a few things that bothers me about Geno. The way he felt about his draft position, when he should be thankful and take a moment to remind himself to put his nose to the grindstone and work even harder to hone his skills... But no Geno sulk forgetting this is pro sports which is very humbling especially football. 
 
Although i believe Geno is what i call a "front runner" when things are going well he seems perfect  hitting wide open receivers ie. first half at West Virginia but Geno has not shown the ability to carry a struggling team ie his final 5 plus games at West Virginia.... and nothing he has done since has changed my mind, but i am willing to give him a chance and see if he can turn things around, not line up to crush a second round draft pick after his first preseason start !!!

AnthonyPatterrson
AnthonyPatterrson

@decredico 

The same scouts that seriously debated Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf, one is an all time great, the other was an all time bust, but your "best" scouts seriously debated the two. 

Amazing no mention of the fact the Jets have had 3 qbs under the age of 25 and showed 0 ability to develop them (Tebow, whom THEY traded for, Sanchez, and Smith, all WHOM REX RYAN drafted and wanted. Ryan shows no ability to be a head coach or develop talent, but yet the Internet is bashing a rookie making his first start for a clearly dysfunctional organization.

Continue with your deep, one-sentence observations, genius.

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

@decredico 

After one preseason game? Thank god for the obscurity of the internet  where you can conceal your stupidity from the world, but for how long, who knows? you probably mess up 10 times before lunch in your everyday life...   
   
I BET YOU... those were the same scouts who were high on Ryan leaf and J.Russell not too many detractors at the time... Manning or Leaf was the huge debate at the time and Russell happened to be in a quarterback starved draft hence very few detractors. 

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

@WHO*IS*ESPN 

Again be truthful, is that so hard...NO wonder why people are so messed up honestly is like a disease for many... 

He stepped on the white line / crossed it NO / touched it Yes, big difference, you made it seem as if he ran perpendicular to the white line. 
 
What was Geno doing at the time he touched the white line.... In the middle of throwing the ball away. If Geno is Sanchez lite they would not have drafted him. I am not sold on Geno , but one thing i am is FAIR,  just like i gave Sanchez  time to prove what i knew about him was true, i will give Geno the same also

AnthonyPatterrson
AnthonyPatterrson

@friendly--neighborhood--scrawler @WHO*IS*ESPN 


Ask yourself, why is the media so determined to see this guy fail? From the media continuing to trumpet stuff that was allegedly said by unnamed sources IN COLLEGE (while uniformly dismissing any criticism of Rodgers by three teammates who never had reps as divas or trouble makers), repeating ad nauseum Ryans "brutal" comment, to "articles" like this, where one play clearly does not resemble the other, why are they determined to see Smith fail? 


Its what I call "negative hype", the media will constantly say and repeat negative unproven unattributed stories at every opportunity, hype up any shortcomings, dismiss or not even bother to report any positives, and then sit back and watch public opinion, that they largely helped create, kill the guy before his career has even started.