Geno Smith Says He Played Like Robot During Losing Streak


Geno Smith is having his highs and his lows during this learning process of a rookie season for the Jets quarterback.

Smith says he was “pretty much awful” during the New York Jets’ recent offensive slump, and gave a curious answer to why he stunk it up.

“At times,” the rookie quarterback said Wednesday, “I was playing like a robot,” according to ESPN New York. 

Geno Smith was awful during a three-game losing streak, throwing six interceptions and no touchdown passes. He said a conversation with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg got him to loosen up some.

Mornhinweg told Smith to loosen up, to let his natural instincts take over.

“I was just playing freely,” said Smith, who completed 16 of 25 passes for 219 yards, with a touchdown and his 20th interception. “It goes back to not thinking about all my past mistakes. I think I got into this zone where I just tried to be way too perfect, and that’s almost impossible to do at any level, especially as a rookie.”