Ryan: QB Smith 'brutal' at practice
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP)
Rex Ryan says Geno Smith had his ''worst'' day of training camp, calling the New York Jets rookie quarterback's performance ''brutal.''
Smith, competing with Mark Sanchez for the starting job, was intercepted four times Wednesday, including three in 11-on-11 team drills. Smith says his sprained right ankle feels ''progressively better,'' but Ryan says the rookie has been affected a bit this week because of the injury.
The Jets have still not decided on a starter for the team's preseason game Saturday night against Jacksonville, but Sanchez has outperformed the hobbled Smith this week. When asked if he wants to start Saturday, Smith said: ''No comment.''
Ryan acknowledges that it's a ''possibility'' Smith won't play against the Jaguars but adds that there's still plenty of time for the injury to heal.