According to Ian Rapoport, the New York Jets are worse at developing quarterbacks than we even thought:
Most egregious example of heavy-handed coaching? Before Geno Smith’s pick by #Bills CB Stephon Gilmore, he was told to throw it to Harvin.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 9, 2014
With Geno Smith struggling, it's obvious the team had to simplify things. However, that usually comes in the form of rollouts, high percentage throws, and running the ball a lot. In Smith's case, the team should have him running the ball more, since he's significantly more successful on the move. This isn't to suggest that Smith shouldn't be farther along at this point, because he's obviously failed to play at a competent level, but this reeks of the color-coded chart the team gave Mark Sanchez when he was a young quarterback. Simply put, it's bad coaching. This is hardly breaking news, but the Jets have simply no idea how to develop a young quarterback.