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In order to cut down turnovers, Jets considering bringing back color-coded system for QB 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) 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)  (The Associated Press)

  • 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 (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)  (The Associated Press)

Coach Rex Ryan says that the New York Jets are considering having rookie quarterback Geno Smith wear a color-coded wristband to help cut down on turnovers in games.

The Jets 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.

Ryan said Wednesday the team hadn't planned anything specific to aid Smith just yet. But he adds, "Hey, whatever it takes."

With 11 turnovers — eight interceptions and three fumbles lost — Smith is tied with the Giants' Eli Manning for the league lead in that dubious category.

Designated red plays indicate a need to be conservative, yellow means he must be cautious and green indicates the quarterback can be aggressive.

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