Many people think that whenever we win, it's because Geno lead us to it, and whenever we lose, he's the reason. That is not the case. Actually, it is nowhere near the case. The truth is that we have seen VERY little of the "good" Geno at all this season. The bad Geno is completely dominating the good Geno. He is solely the reason we lose games actually. When people kept saying that Geno was the future after the Pats and Saints games, it bugged me because there was no reason for saying that after he had a downright BAD performance. I will go game by game and explain what I'm saying.
Week 1: 1 TD, 1 INT, 1 fumble lost,63%, 256 yards, 6.74 yards per attempt, and an 81 passer rating. Not bad, but not too special. Oh, and I forgot about the downright stupid penalty that put the Jets into FG range to win the game. I should mention that. But overall he had a good game.
Good Geno: 1, Bad Geno: 0
Week 2: 0 TDs, 3 INTs, 43%, 214 yards, 6.11 yards per attempt, and a 28 passer rating. With Mark Sanchez we would've won the game. The fact that we even made the score look close is ridiculous. Even with the drops, those stats don't look good. He made some of the worst throws I've ever seen during that game. Geno Smith cost us that game, and that's all there really is. With a QB who at least played bad opposed to downright awful, we would've won that game.
Good Geno: 1, Bad Geno: 1
Week 3: 2 TDs, 2 INTs, 63%, 11.41 yards per attempt, 331 yards, and an 89 passer rating. This was a good game. I give Geno his props WHEN DESERVED, and he deserved them this game. Hats off to Geno and the whole offense, that was beautiful.
Good Geno: 2, Bad Geno: 1
Week 4: 1 TD, 2 INTs, 1 fumble lost, 8.50 yards per attempt, 289 yards, and a 79 passer rating. Don't lie. The stats don't look THAT bad, but when you go in-depth and realize that the Titans got 28/39 points off turnovers, you realize that Geno was THAT bad. The game would've been VERY different if he could tell the difference between green and blue.
Good Geno: 2, Bad Geno: 2
Week 5: Yea, I think he had the best QB performance any QB has had this season. But one good game is one good game. 147 passer rating, 16/20, 3 TDs, 0 INTs, blah blah blah.
Good Geno: 3, Bad Geno, 2
Week 6: 0 TDs, 2 INTs, 56%, 5.91 yards per attempt, 201 yards, and a 49 passer rating. Another game where he straight up cost us. We put up 6 points. The INTs were downright dumb and never should have been throws. Also were both in FG range. Very Sanchezian game.
Good Geno: 3, Bad Geno: 3
Week 7: 1 TD, 1 INT, 7.06 yards per attempt, 52%, 233 yards, and a 72 passer rating. This is where it annoyed me that people were boasting about Geno, because the truth is, we won DESPITE him. He threw a pick 6 on a screen pass. How do you even do that? There was actually a defender right in front of Geno when he threw the ball. X-Ray vision isn't a good thing to have if you're a QB, because that is the worst throw I've seen all season. Outside that, he still wasn't good. I saw him miss several receivers down field, and on that "game winning" drive, all he had to do was hand it off except for a couple of times. Including the fact that he had a chance to put the game away in the 4th quarter, but gave it back to Tom Brady, and my friends still blamed it on the defense. Infuriating.
Good Geno: 3, Bad Geno: 4
Week 8: 0 TDs, 2 INTs, 67%, 159 yards, 5.30 yards per attempt, and a 52 passer rating. Another pick 6. Failed to get a TD. 3 of the fantastic 9 points was because of the defense putting us in FG position just so we could stall right away and settle for 3. Oye. Oye oye oye.
Good Geno: 3, Bad Geno: 5
Week 9: 0 TDs, 0 turnovers, 42%, 115 yards, 6.05 yards per attempt, and a 62 passer rating. For the argument where people say that he did good because of no turnovers, by the way: If this is what it takes for Geno to have zero turnovers, then screw it. I'd rather he throw 2 picks and fumble it, because we only won because of the run game. I'm pretty sure that half of the 8 completions that game were thrown on screens. Good job D. Good job special teams. We need you.
Week 11: ( After 2 weeks of preparing ) 0 TDs, 3 INTs, 1 fumble lost, 4.48 yards per attempt, 35%, and a 10 passer rating. I never use the stat that I'm about to use, but his TOTAL QBR was 0.7. We lost because of him. When your defense has to come out because of your boneheaded turnovers 4 times, it's on the offense. Not on the offense, it's on Geno. After 2 weeks of studying, this is what we get. Thank you Geno.
I am not saying Geno is a bust. I make no mention of his future success in this post. Nor do I think that Geno will be like this forever. But when people say that "it's not alarming since he's just a rookie," how can you say that? He slings the football right into double coverage, and it's not like it's good D either. Come on, who does that? No rookie QB has ever done that poor. I think it's fair to say that Sanchez got off to a better start opposed to Geno, and yes, I have looked at both stats from the rookie season. I also have looked at the rate of drops the receivers have had, and the blocking from the O-Line. This does not strongly change my opinion at all. I think we will still make the playoffs because of our D. I also think that with an average QB, we'd be 7-3 or 8-2. This has GOTTA be alarming enough to at least look at some late-round QBs.