New York Jets fans present at Met Life Stadium cheered loudly as their team defeated the Buffalo Bills last week. There appeared to be energy out of that building which was missing last season. A year ago, supporters were busy turning on one of their own, former “Super fan” Fireman Ed. At least right now, they appear united. Rookie signal caller Geno Smith helped Gang Green pull out their win on a beautiful 59-yard touchdown strike to receiver Santonio Holmes.
History dictated that the Jets would blow this lead. Past events, however, did not occur with Smith under center. Physically he is something that this franchise has never seen before. Yes, there are some inconsistencies. One can make the case that New York would be 3-0 if Smith did not throw three interceptions Week 2 against the New England Patriots. Still, many are stunned that the Jets currently stand at 2-1. Those two victories are partially due to Smith. His decision to run for the sideline against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers paid off on the Lavonte David penalty. Again, he also made clutch plays throughout this past game.
Now Smith looks to achieve another milestone in getting his first road win. Week 4’s opponent, the Tennessee Titans, stand in a similar situation at 2-1. Plenty of doubters existed and much of this centered around quarterback Jake Locker. While it is still early, he has not thrown an interception. Their defense also ranks eighth overall in yards surrendered. Despite their talent I believe that Smith will have another good game and continue his maturation process.