Rex says no to color codes for struggling Smith
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) is offered a hand by running back Bilal Powell, left, after Smith was tackled in the end zone and Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Karl Klug recovered the ball to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) walks on the sideline in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 38-13. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith throws a pass before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Help for Smith on hold
Rex Ryan put the red light on a color-coded system to help quarterback Geno Smith.
A few hours after saying the New York Jets are considering using a wristband with plays designated by color – red, yellow and green – the coach said in a radio interview yesterday he doesn’t plan on doing it now.
The Jets, trying to help cut down on turnovers in games, used the same method during Mark Sanchez’s rookie season in 2009 to help him determine how aggressive he can be on a given play.
During his news conference, Ryan said the team hadn’t planned anything specific to aid Smith just yet, but added that using the color-coded wristband was a possibility. He later told ESPN NY 98.7 that he changed his mind.