I saw in the comments over at Deadspin that someone quoted Bent from over on thejetsblog.com already tore this rumor down a month ago.
Was basically saying that they were asking Rex a lot of Kaepernick/Geno questions and they took and blew Rex's answers out of proportion, This really just amounts to Cimini being Cimini
Here is the post with what Bent wrote:
From TheJetsBlog.com, here's moderator Bent's description of the origin of this "story," originally posted 1 month ago:
Before it becomes a big story, I thought I'd mention Rex's comments about perhaps using Geno Smith in a read-option package if he isn't the starter.
It was quite incredible how they built this story. If you told me someone had already written this story in advance and decided they were going to make it happen, I'd believe it based on the press conference.
Someone asked a question about how well Geno runs the ball and could he have done more of that than he did in college. Rex took the bait and said that's true, he is pretty mobile and does have the ability to do that, but WVU didn't really make it as much of a feature of their offense as some college teams would.
So then the next guy, or maybe it was the same guy, starts to ask if Rex could use him in that way and Rex says it's something he's capable of, but they don't like to put their QBs in those situations too often, otherwise you'll need lots of QBs. (He then made a "stacking boxes on top of boxes" gesture).
Then someone referenced Kaepernick and Rex said they did a good job with him last year and he did a good job with lots of things they weren't expecting and talked about how the league is evolving with that kind of thing.
Finally someone asked if the Jets could use Smith in a similar package and he basically said maybe, but he reacted like it was something they hadn't even really considered and certainly didn't come across like this was their plan all along.
His face read like he wished he didn't say that and he made some comment about we don't want to get into hypotheticals at this stage otherwise everyone will be saying "didn't you try that last year?" and that he wouldn't rule it out, but it was more of a "never say never" sentiment than a "yes, that's something we're planning to do".
I notice that Costello's story on this subject essentially has all of these quotes in reverse order, so that the headline news is made to look like a major topic of discussion rather than a path he was very carefully led down. This also means that the importance of the main points he was getting across is minimized and obviously some of the key quotes and context is omitted.
I've gotta hand it to the media, they are really good at what they do. Sadly, what they do bears no relation to what we want from them.
I say hold a competition and let the best QB start the season. Between Garrad, Sanchez, McElroy and whoever we draft.
If the quarterback we draft doesn't outperform the incumbents, then let them sit and develop and go into next year and let them try to win the job again when Garrard and Sanchez are likely off the roster.
It sounds to me like Idzik is a guy that preaches earning your job as oppose to it just being given (i.e. Russell Wilson over Matt Flynn), the quarterback next year is going to be determined by that, no matter who they draft. At least I hope that is the case...
This doesnt make a whole lot of sense (making it a very Jets thing to do), the only teams that would conceivably draft Geno Smith and are ahead of us in the order are Jacksonville (33) and Philadelphia (35), and perhaps Arizona (38).
The only real candidates for a trade would be the 49ers, sitting between Jacksonville and Philly, so I'm curious who all of these calls are going out to.
Regardless, hope it doesnt happen and we just take Geno if/when he falls to us at 39.
I actually wound up seeing Tree of Life twice (once with friends, despite my warnings, and the other as part of the best picture showcase AMC does), and honestly its the first and last half hour that ruin the film for me, easily some of the most pretentious dreck I've ever seen. But the middle part with the boys I actually kind of enjoyed, nothing phenomenal but decent.
This year's Oscars are a sham though, only 9 best picture nominees and movies like 50/50, Drive, and Warrior (among others) ignored for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close..sad
Schotty and Rex both get the bulk of the blame, with Sanchez getting a little bit.
I dont think Rex has anything to do with the offense on game day, he's a defensive guy anyways. As a result I think it all Rex does is tell Schotty the kind of offense he wants but ultimately Schotty getting autonomy over the offense each and every week.
One of the (many) problems with Schotty is that apparently a ground and pound offense means to give up on the run as soon as possible
Two quick notes:
Yesterday Sanchez dropped back to throw a massive 68 times in regulation (59 passes, 5 sacks, 4 runs)...tied for 2nd all time in NFL history (#1 is Vinny 11 years ago to the day against the Ravens with 69 in Regulation)
And by the end of the year Sanchez will have the 2nd most drop backs of any QB in jets history (#1 also Vinny in 2000)
Stafford does have the best receiver in the game though.
Great receivers can be open even when they appear not to be, something the jets lack.
I do also give Stafford an edge over Sanchez, but I'm more concerned about the injury history for Stafford as I think this is the first season he has started every game, and even then I think he had to come out of a few games. Give Sanchez some credit, he's been taking bad hits all year and keeps coming back for more