Today was the last day of organized training activities (OTAs) that was open to the media. Tomorrow is the last OTA session of the offseason. With the media in attendance, I was really hoping to find out how Geno Smith looks. That will have to wait for another day:
Geno Smith is throwing passes today that haven't even ended up in the same zip code as his intended receiver.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) June 11, 2014
In team period at Jets OTA: 9 snaps for Geno Smith, six for Michael Vick. Smith 4-5, Vick 4-4. In 7-on-7, seven snaps for Smith, Vick five.— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) June 11, 2014
These tweets were made within one minute of another, so presumably Hubbuch and Slater were watching the same thing. I suspect the one pass that Smith missed was wildly inaccurate, and Hubbuch is just using hyperbole to drive some narrative he's concocted in his head. Who knows.
That said, we at least have some idea how Smith looks thanks to Chris Lopresti:
Decker schools McDougle with a bit of a stutter step and then a crossing route in the back of the end zone. Geno hits him for a TD. #NYJ— Chris Lopresti (@CLoprestiWFAN) June 11, 2014
2-minute drill: Geno with a bomb to Decker. May have pushed off to make catch over Patterson but nice adjustment on the ball. #NYJ— Chris Lopresti (@CLoprestiWFAN) June 11, 2014
Now Geno to the back pylon. Decker gets one foot down before Patterson pushes him out. Sheldon: "This ain't college, God damnit!" #NYJ— Chris Lopresti (@CLoprestiWFAN) June 11, 2014
So, things look promising. Maybe not perfect, but Smith hardly seems to be as inaccurate as a Storm Trooper, as Hubbuch intimates.
(hat tip to @EWhaley95 for pointing out the contradiction in tweets)