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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Geno Smith is struggling in a major way for the New York Jets, so much so that some think it might be time for him to sit for a start in favor of inexperienced backup Matt Simms.
Rex Ryan, however, says Smith will remain the starting quarterback — for at least this week at Baltimore. But, he needs a big bounceback game or he could see the bench. Smith has one touchdown and eight interceptions in his past five games, and his 20 turnovers lead the NFL.
Smith's overall statistics — eight TDs, 16 INTs — are similar to Mark Sanchez's numbers (10 TDs, 16 INTs) through his first 10 games. But the rookie quarterback bristled at the comparison, saying "it's not fair" and adds: "I'm not Mark."
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