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FLORHAM PARK, N. Brayden Schenn Jersey .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: and Jay Bouwmeester Jersey . Cilic cruised to victory, beating the seventh-seeded Seppi 6-1, 6-3 in just 72 minutes. He faced only one break point, winning 24 out of 29 points played on the first serve. Wayne Gretzky Jersey . In the Brewers six games this season, no starter has allowed more than three runs. "We see the guy in front of us do a great job and we want to do even better," Gallardo said after the Brewers beat the Red Sox 4-0 on Sunday, his second straight scoreless start. . 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