Does Porsche make roller coasters too?
"He makes some good throws, he makes some bad throws. There's got to be more consistency from the QBs overall," coach Todd Bowles said Thursday, per NFL Media's Kimberly Jones.
Last season the GenoCoaster roared, with multiple pitfalls before ending the season on the upswing.
Smith began Gang Green's minicamp struggling, throwing three picks in Tuesday's practice. On Wednesday he bounced back with what beat reporters described as a "sharp" performance, not turning the ball over.
Smith certainly owns attributes that can make him a solid starting quarterback. And while the signal-caller dismissed Willie Colon's comments that he's been given the keys to a Porsche and can't crash it, Smith understands that he must win the gig by being more consistent.
Geno might have coaster characteristics, but he's still the best chance the Jets have of putting up stellar production from the quarterback spot.
Other notes we learned from Gang Green's minicamp:
»It's a new world order with Bowles leading the show. Unlike under Rex Ryan's tenure, Bowles is preaching less talk from his players. Gang Green's coach would like to see more walking than talking in 2015.
There is a lot of skill redundancy in that group. If the order holds through training camp, Stacy will likely be cut.
Thursday Bowles said Sudfeld will get more tests, indicating that "it's more than just a minor injury."
»Rookie defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who reportedly got some work in with the first-team nickel group, told NFL Media's Kimberly Jones that he has high hopes for a stout front:
"With our chemistry already and (with) how hard everyone works every day that I've been here, I definitely could see ourselves being one of the top D-lines in the country," Williams said.
Quite simply, the Jets need them to be one of the top -- if not the top -- defensive lines in the NFL if they are to make a run back to the playoffs.