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.
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“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.”