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Marty Mornhinweg Says Geno Smith Will Not Be Benched

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According to Chris Nimbley:

Marty Mornhinweg went further:

To me, this makes sense. Mike Vick has always been known as a turnover-prone quarterback, so the team won't simply be eliminating turnovers if they switch to him. Furthermore, Vick is not a long-term solution. Geno Smith may be, so the team needs to find out for sure what they have with him and if he can continue to develop. The team was also willing to give Mark Sanchez four years; surely it isn't unreasonable to give Smith two to state his case. What also hurts Smith is that the toughest opponents come in the first half of the season, so I'm glad the team is willing to give him some time to straighten things out. Smith has also been hurt by a weak receiving corps, which has made it more difficult to judge him fairly.

I'm glad the team has no intention of dumping Smith and is standing behind him. Let's just hope he rewards them by getting better.