‘This game was for Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese’

‘This game was for Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese’

Next the Seattle Seahawks’ 27-13 victory above the New York Giants, Geno Smith didn’t revel in exacting revenge more than his previous team.

“I am delighted to be below in Seattle,” Smith told reporters Sunday. “I expended just one year with the Giants. That calendar year, to me, was like a blur. My lifetime has moved on from then. I do not have any remorse towards any one there. In fact, to me, this activity was for (previous Giants coach) Ben McAdoo and (former GM) Jerry Reese. They thought in me. As considerably as any other thing, I don’t actually care for it. I am content to be right here in Seattle. It really is like a spouse and children here. Feels like household. I am just savoring my time here and continuing to operate tough with these fellas and just seeking to be the most effective we can be.”

For the duration of Geno’s one year in New York in 2017, McAdoo inserted Smith as the starter, breaking Eli Manning’s ironman streak of 210 consecutive starts off. Nevertheless, following the 7 days 13 loss to the Raiders, McAdoo and Reese had been fired, and Manning returned as the starter.

Pursuing that tumultuous period, Smith used one particular year as the backup to Philip Rivers with the Chargers. He then moved to Seattle, where he sat driving Russell Wilson for a few seasons.

Now the entire-time starter, Smith has shined, primary the Seahawks to a 5-3 document, the only team in the NFC West previously mentioned .500.

In Sunday’s victory in excess of Big Blue, Smith tossed for 212 yards and two passing TDs with zero INTs for a 104. passer ranking. It marked Smith’s fifth match this season with a 100-furthermore passer ranking, most in the NFL. Geno has generated six games with many passing TDs this time — he experienced 7 this sort of video games in his previous nine seasons.

“He’s the serious offer, we are looking at it,” head coach Pete Carroll stated. “You can find no secret or, ‘Oh, he’s going to run out of gasoline or a little something.’ It can be not like that. He is familiar with accurately what he is executing and he displays you week in and week out, throw soon after toss after toss. You will find very little for us to maintain him but in the maximum of expectations, genuinely. What a thrilling tale for the child. He just hung in there so tough and outlasted it and now he is making the most of all the entertaining of it. He did fantastic.”

The 71-calendar year-aged Carroll is delighting in his club, starting with Smith, proving all the preseason prognosticators mistaken. Pegged as a rebuilding squad, the Seahawks have now won 4 of their previous five games.

“This is really unique,” Carroll mentioned. “This is a pretty specific possibility ideal now. It is been due to the fact of all of the buzz and the circumstances and all that and the challenge of it and the doubting and all that kind of things.

“You know, all the people today that doubt, like you happen to be losing — we run the ball also a great deal, you do not comprehend football and he can’t continue to be up with the new sport and all that form of stuff — that’s a bunch of crap, I am telling you. Seem, we’re accomplishing wonderful. We’re all appropriate. I will not brain proving it working day in and working day out.”