Touched on earlier in the intro, Geno Smith has shown us glimpses of clutch play during his first two seasons.
The comeback victory against the Bucs in his very first game and the Monday Night Football two-minute drive that had America take notice are just two examples.
In just 29-games started, Geno already has four fourth-quarter comebacks and seven game winning drives under his belt.
It’s part of his “forget about the bad” attitude that allows Smith to play great when the money is on the line. Actually, it’s when he doesn’t have to “over-think” things that he plays better.
Perhaps Rex Ryan made him think too much. Perhaps drilling the idea of “don’t screw it up” in the youngsters brain to a ridiculous point made things worse. You can actually say the same for Mark Sanchez.
Both of these guys didn’t get better under Rex, they got worse. They regressed.
It’ll be interesting to see what Geno Smith does under a head coach who understands a high-powered offense is essential in today’s NFL.