Monday, October 6, 2014

Geno Smith missed team meeting because of time change: Report

It sounds like Geno Smith needs to work on his time management skills — before and during the game.

The Jets quarterback, who was benched at halftime, missed a team meeting on Saturday night, the team confirmed.

A team spokesman said it was an “honest mistake” and Smith got "messed up" by the three-hour difference between Eastern and Pacific time.

He arrived 5-10 minutes after the meetings ended, a team spokesman said, after Smith and a few teammates went to a movie.

The quarterback caught up on the missed information later that night with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and quarterbacks coach David Lee, according to the team. 

This was the first time Smith missed a meeting, said the Jets. It is not clear whether he was disciplined.

Smith was replaced by Michael Vick at halftime after going just 4-of-12 passing for 27 yards with one interception in the first half against San Diego.

“You’re down 21-0 and you haven’t converted a first down, you haven’t done anything,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “If not then, then when? Let’s try to give a spark.”

Ryan quickly said after the game that Smith would start against the Broncos this week.

Someone remind him to pre-set his watch.

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