If Geno misses game, it hurts evaluation process Dan Leberfeld

New Jersey – It’s possible that Geno Smith (ankle) will miss the Jets-Jacksonville preseason game.

That could throw a wrench into the quarterback evaluation.

In order to evaluate Smith properly, the Jets need to see him in game action. So often in practice, the throws aren’t steeped in reality, because there are no sacks, and often plays go on past their likely shelf life in a game.

“In many cases, you need game-type situations,” Jets offensive coordinator Marty Morhinweg said recently. “Those are the best evaluations.”

The Jets got a small sampling in Detroit before Smith got hurt.

But they need more game film to evaluate the player.

And they might not get it this Saturday if Smith’s ankle injury doesn’t improve over the next few days.