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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Marty Mornhinweg was a bit thrown off by the question, the one that many fans and media think has long been answered.Can Geno Smith be a franchise quarterback for the New York Jets?That one surprises me just a little, the Jets offensive co-ordinator said with a puzzled look Friday. Everybody develops at different paces. Sure we all — I know that fans, certainly — and I would like to see development much quicker. It hasnt quite happened like that.Smith has 31 interceptions and six lost fumbles in his two seasons, but Mornhinweg has seen quarterbacks develop at different rates and some need as many as four years to really fulfil their potential.There is no question, Mornhinweg said, that Geno can be a fine quarterback in this league.Smith was benched for three games in favour of Michael Vick, but coach Rex Ryan announced Wednesday that Smith would start against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night at MetLife Stadium.The move surprised some players, who thought Vick might start the rest of the season as the Jets (2-9) play out their final five games.I think this is a pretty good time to get a young quarterback restarted, Mornhinweg said. We had him take a step back and look at the big picture and continue his development.Ryan has called the move a Jet decision, and he wasnt swayed by general manager John Idzik — or anyone else — to turn back to Smith. Mornhinweg also denied a published report that he preferred to continue to start Vick.Got to roll with him, linebacker Calvin Pace said of Smith. I dont make that call. I believe in him. So well see on Monday. Whoever the guy is, thats who weve got to go with.It wasnt exactly a ringing endorsement, but why does Pace believe in Smith?One, I really dont have a choice, he said. Two, hes got the tools. Hes just got to believe in himself and go out there and execute and do what Marty tells him to do, and just make some plays.Smith was benched last month in a 43-23 loss to Buffalo, and Vick started the next three games and turned the ball over just once, against the Bills last Monday night. He also helped the Jets end an eight-game skid with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers three weeks ago.Really, it has little to do with Mikes play, Mornhinweg said. Mike has played pretty well, you know in the Pittsburgh game. He has done some very, very good things for us. We have talked about this before, I think I mentioned it once or twice, when Geno gets his next opportunity, I was trying to hint that we would be in this situation at some point, even back then, that we would expect him to play at a high level.Before the benching, Smith had started every game in his NFL career after Mark Sanchez went down with a season-ending shoulder injury last preseason. He had an up-and-down rookie year, finishing with a solid final month that had the organization optimistic that their second-round draft pick could be the guy for years to come.The Jets signed Vick in the off-season, mostly as insurance, and gave Smith every opportunity to take the next step in his progression and prove himself to be a franchise quarterback. After mistakes and turnovers sent him to the sideline, Smith didnt sulk, but instead used the time to get even more comfortable with things.Ive always felt like thats been something thats been growing, just an overall understanding of the game, our offence, just everything in general, Smith said. My complete control of the offence is something thats continually growing and Ive got to continue to work at it. I feel a lot more comfortable now than I was maybe a few weeks before. But, obviously, youve got to go out there and prove it on the field.To many, though, the book on Smith is closed with the Jets — no matter how he finishes. Sure, there are flashes of playmaking and potential, but fans have already taken to sports talk radio and social media to debate whether the best move in the off-season will be to sign a free agent quarterback or draft Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston.So, when Smith steps on the field Monday night, he needs to prove himself all over again. And, he could get the final five games to do it.I would anticipate that, and hope thats the case, Ryan said of sticking with Smith for the final month. But well see.Smith, meanwhile, insists hes not worried about any of that.I cant be focused on whatll happen here down the line because thatll sidetrack me from whats really important, he said, which is going out there and playing the game.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL White Air Max Online . - Chris Davis hit a two-run double, scoring Nelson Cruz in his Orioles debut in Baltimores 9-7 win over to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday. Nike Air Max 95 Sale .40 metres at the Drake Relays. Drouin, from Corunna, Ont., bested his own record of 2.38 metres set in Aug. http://www.airmax2018womens.us/. Then he got back at the team that released him five days before the start of last season, hitting a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning of the first game at Fenway Park since Boston won the World Series last October. Cheap Air Max 2018 .This one was bigger than most.Ben Roethlisberger and LeVeon Bell came up big in a game that Pittsburgh had to win Sunday, leading the Steelers to a 42-21 drubbing of the Cincinnati Bengals that left the AFC North race wide open. Cheap Air Max 2017 . The Blue Jackets play Thursday night at New Jersey in their first game after the NHLs Olympic hiatus. A native of Trencin, Slovakia, Gaborik has represented his country at the 2006 and 2010 Olympics but was unable to play in Sochi because of his injury.Tulsa, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - TaShawn Thomas poured in a season-best 25 points as 16th-ranked Oklahoma cruised to an 87-68 victory over in-state foe Tulsa at the Reynolds Center. Thomas went 9-of-12 from the floor and Isaiah Cousins knocked down five 3- pointers in a 21-point effort for the Sooners. Cousins added eight rebounds to help Oklahoma (6-2) easily handle a struggling Tulsa team coming off a home loss to Division II Southeast Oklahoma State. I thought our guys, from start to finish, were pretty solid on both ends of the floor, said Sooners coach Lon Kruger. They were a little sloppy, a little careless with the ball in the first half but really handled it well in the second half. ... Offensively, I thought we had really good flow in the second half. Shaquille Harrison was one of the Golden Hurricanes few bright spots, finishing with 21 points and five assists. Rashad Ray tallied 11 points off the bench for Tulsa (5-5). Were struggling with our confidence, said Tulsa coach Frank Haith. The chemistry with our bigs and our perimeter guys, were having a tough time with that. Against a really good team we needed to have more out of our front line and we werent able to get that. Thomas was a force right from the start, recording eight of his 16 first-half points during a 13-4 game-opening run by the Sooners, who never trailed in the period while building a lead as large as 13 points. Five straight Tulsa points, the last three on a layup and free throw from Branndon Swannegan, brought the Golden Hurricane within 20-18 with under nine minutes to go in the frame.dddddddddddd. However, Oklahoma countered with a 9-0 spurt, during which Cousins and Buddy Hield each canned 3-pointers, to quickly regain some separation. Tulsa managed to whittle the deficit down to 30-25 later in the half, but the Sooners scored the next seven points and eventually carried a 43-32 advantage into the break. Oklahoma kept its foot on the gas after the intermission, with Hield and Cousins both burying threes during an 8-0 flurry that pushed the lead to 55-36 just three minutes into the second half. Tulsa scored the next five points, but the Sooners answered with an 11-2 push that all but put the game out of reach. Thomas had four points during the burst, which Frank Booker capped with a layup to put Oklahoma up 64-43 with under 13 minutes to go. The Sooners led by at least 16 points the rest of the way. Game Notes The game featured a matchup between Oklahoma point guard Jordan Woodard and his older brother James, a guard for the Golden Hurricane. Jordan had a game- high nine assists, while James went just 3-for-13 from the field for nine points ... Oklahoma has won eight straight and 14 of the last 15 meetings between the schools, who squared off for the first time in Tulsa since 2008 ... Haith beat Oklahoma twice during the 2011-12 season while then at Missouri in the Tigers final campaign in the Big 12. ' ' '

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