Cortland, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Four days are in the books for the Jets at SUNY Cortland, and the quarterback controversy is still just getting started for the Jets in Cortland.
Geno Smith, the second-round draft pick out of West Virginia, has looked relatively comfortable so far. He's yet to throw an interception in camp, as opposed to incumbent starter Mark Sanchez who threw his first pick of camp Monday.
Smith's poise and throwing ability has impressed players and coaches, but they said he still has things to work on.
"You know he can throw the football, it's no doubt and he's accurate with the football," said coach Rex Ryan. "The big thing for him now, like he took a couple of sacks and said we need to get rid of the ball. Don't throw the picks, but we've got to get rid of it."
"Geno has been doing a heck of a job making sure he's not throwing any interceptions, he's making the right choices," said cornerback Antonio Cromartie. "When something is not there, he tries to get outside the pocket and either scramble or throw the ball away. When you play against a quarterback that's like that in practice, it's hard to get interceptions.
Cromartie added, the defense will need to capitalize when Smith does make mistakes in camp. The Jets return to the practice field Wednesday morning.