Geno Smith: 'I still have faith in my ability'

Quarterback Geno Smith of the New York Jets celebrates after he ran for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter of the New York Jets 30-27 win over the New England Patriots on October 20, 2013
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New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith reveals that he is still confident he can perform for his side despite being benched last week in their defeat to the Miami Dolphins.

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has revealed that he is still confident in his ability to lead his side despite being benched last week.

Head coach Rex Ryan pulled the 23-year-old from the lineup after the Jets failed to put any points in the first half of their defeat to the Miami Dolphins.

However, Ryan has admitted that Smith will be his starter this week against the Oakland Raiders.

"It's hard for people to believe that with the tough stretch that we've had," Smith told the New York Daily News.

"But, that's just the confidence that I have in myself. I know for a fact that my teammates and coaches have that same confidence in me, so that's why I believe that."

Smith has thrown eight touchdowns but has thrown a league-high 19 interceptions this season for the Jets.

Jets coach Rex Ryan during a game with Jacksonville on August 17, 2013
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