Geno Smith is not happy with Steve Spagnuolo's decision to start Eli Manning this week, and the Giants quarterback made it clear that he does not agree with his bench. But Smith is not going to create waves either.
"I was not [happy]," Smith said, through Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. "Any competitor would not be, put yourself in that situation where you have the chance to play and then you will be dragged, but it's not because you played badly, so you try to find out why, but you must understand that some things happen in this business, and that You have to keep going with that. "
Smith became a trivial response last week when Manning's run of consecutive starts in 210 ended. Smith saw his final streak start at the same time despite going 21-for-34 for 212 yards and a touchdown.
"I respect the devil of Coach [Ben] McAdoo," said Smith. "I think he did something that maybe not many people would have done, he gave me a chance and I respect him." I appreciate it.
"As for sympathy or something like that, I'm not looking for it. I do not need any sympathy. I'm made for all this. I am made for everything that will come my way. And I know that all these tests and these tests are preparing me for something bigger. Then I see adversity as something that can be positive. I'm grateful for the adversity, and I'm looking forward to it. "
Smith, who signed a one-year contract and $ 1.2 million with the Giants, has probably started for the last time this season and perhaps only once. Giants career – becomes a free agent in the offseason.
Due to the lack of quality quarterbacks in the league, Smith may have done enough on Sunday to convince a team in need of a quarterback to Give him another chance to start.
"For some people it may never be enough, and for others it will be," said Smith, who is 12-19 in his career as a starter. "That's not my job to focus on that. My job is to improve as a player, focus on my game and how I can improve. "