Cortland, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It was a mixed bag in terms of what Jets players said about the starting quarterback situation on move-in day at SUNY Cortland on Wednesday. Incumbent starter Geno Smith said he wants to learn from Michael Vick, Vick said Geno was the starter, and head coach Rex Ryan said let's have a competition.
On Day one of practice, we still get a mixed bag, but it looks like Smith came ready to go.
He received a majority of the first-team reps, and certainly has impressed his teammates during their short time in camp so far.
We got a chance to see why Ryan was saying, Geno is head and shoulders above where he was last year.
"Just knowing that it is his team and knowing that he has what it takes and that confidence," said wide receiver David Nelson. "Last year he didn't really have a chance to worry about himself because he had different pieces coming in each and every single week, he had to learn new offenses, he had to learn the playbook, he had to learn adjustments. There was so much being thrown at him. Now, that's kind of second nature to him."
"My mindset is always going to be the same," said Smith. "I try to stay focused and just focus on the small things. Focus on the minute details and all the things that are going to help us get better."
One player Smith has to ecstatic to see is newly added receiver Eric Decker. Decker joins the Jets after making a run to the Super Bowl with the Broncos last season.
After Day one, he said the change in team isn't a huge adjustment.
"You get a little anxious, you get a little nervous," said Decker. "You know know what to expect, but once you get out here ball is ball. It might be a different jersey, it might be a different team but you can figure it out."
Jets camp continues on Friday morning at SUNY Cortland.