You make the call! This is, um, interesting.
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan says he might have rookie quarterback Geno Smith run some read-option plays if he doesn’t win the starting job — even though that experiment failed miserably last season with Tim Tebow.
“I know what everybody’s thinking if we did that: Didn’t we try that last year?” Ryan said. “I think certainly that’s a possibility. To probably make assumptions now probably isn’t the thing to do but we’ll let this thing work out and pan out and we’ll see.
“We never knew a whole lot about (Colin) Kaepernick and then when he came in there they started springing that stuff on you. He made some huge runs in that game against us,” Ryan said.
Meanwhile, out near the Nation’s Capital, Rebooted Pat White looks like Vintage Pat White, according to Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
“I really liked Pat coming out of college and I really liked him as a quarterback. When I was at Houston, I evaluated him. I had a high grade on him and he was a guy I was always interested in. I know it didn’t work out for him in Miami. I went back and watched the tape and stuff and the few plays that he had and I didn’t see any reason why – you know a lot of people had him rated high coming out of college, and I didn’t see enough in his first year that would make you think that the guy was done.
He got thrown in some situations where he almost was treated more like a Wildcat quarterback, but Pat’s definitely a quarterback. He’s not a Wildcat quarterback and I think Pat could play and I was just excited. He’s somebody I would have hoped to have about five years ago. Just to see him now, he’s come in and he’s the same guy that I thought he was going to be coming out of college.”