John Idzik and Woody Johnson need to understand this Dan Leberfeld

Here is why John Idzik, Woody Johnson and others might be wrong to surmise that playing time will allow Geno Smith to get the kinks out, and develop into a franchise quarterback.

JaMarcus Russell, Joey Harrington, Matt Leinart, Brady Quinn, J.P. Losman, Christian Ponder, Kyle Boller, Vince Young, David Carr, Patrick Ramsey, Byron Leftwich, Jake Locker, Rex Grossman, Cade McNown, Ryan Leaf, Akili Smith, David Klingler, Tim Couch . . .

Do I need to keep going? I can.

The NFL wayside is littered with high draft pick quarterbacks, who were given time for the light bulb to come on, and it didn’t happen.

I’m not saying Smith is bust.

Not at all.

And he might improve with time.

But there are no guarantees.

And anybody who thinks that playing time will magically transform him into a top-shelf quarterback, isn’t dealing with the reality of the NFL landscape.

As that list above points out.

And believe me, I could have made that list a lot longer than I did.