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Why was Geno Smith out there today? Dan Leberfeld

Cortland – Watching Geno Smith hobble around the practice field in practice today on a bad ankle , you wonder why he was out there.

He was clearly not close to 100 percent.

Why not tell him, “We are going to shut you down for a few days, but you are still in the competition for the starting job?”

I know he wanted to be out there, and that is admirable, but did it really serve a purpose? He was limping pretty bad at times.

Maybe it was a teachable moment for the rookie quarterback on the importance of playing hurt in the NFL.