Geno Smith: 'I was playing like a robot'

Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets warms up before their preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium on August 17, 2013
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Geno Smith says that he "wasn't in the zone" during a recent spell of form in which he threw six interceptions in three matches.

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has admitted that he did not feel himself during a recent slump in form.

In a three-game stretch which looks likely to cost the Jets a playoff spot, Smith threw six interceptions and no touchdown passes, before bouncing back in the 37-27 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Of his bad run of form, the rookie told reporters: "At times, I was playing like a robot. But last weekend, I was just playing freely again. It goes back to not thinking about all my past mistakes.

"I think I got into this zone where I just tried to be way too perfect, and that's almost impossible to do at any level, especially as a rookie."

The Jets currently sit in third spot in the AFC East with a 6-7 record.

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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