According to coach Rex Ryan, Smith will not use the same red, yellow and green wristband that Mark Sanchez used as a rookie in 2009. The colors of wristbands signal different types of plays—red means the quarterback should be conservative; yellow suggests caution; and green indicates an aggressive play.
Ryan considered bringing back the wristbands after practice Wednesday, but decided against it by the end of the day.
“To be honest with you, I don’t plan on doing that now,” Rayn said.
NFL reporter Dan Hanzus pointed out the fact that “Smith’s 11 turnovers tie him with Eli Manning of the New York Giants for the most in the NFL among quarterbacks through Week 4. Some of Smith’s turnover woes should be placed at the feet of offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who hasn’t exactly reigned in the rookie. Too many of Smith’s picks have come on low-percentage passing calls.”
It’s safe to say the Jets’ offense will take a more conservative approach going forward, especially since their wide receivers are plagued by injuries.