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Rex Ryan: 'Geno Smith is comfortable with our system'

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan believes that rookie quarterback Geno Smith has built up a good understanding of the team's offense.

Rex Ryan has said that Geno Smith is comfortable with the New York Jets' offensive system.

The rookie quarterback has been the team's starter since the beginning of the season, completing 1,723 passing yards and eight touchdown passes in the first seven games of the year.

The head coach told reporters: "I think you see it on the practice field. I think he's comfortable with our system. I think it's now become his system. So I think that's really good.

"This particular week, really, the next two are going to be very challenging for the fact you're going to get multiple fronts, multiple coverages, show one thing, play different things. So you have two really good coordinators in [Mike] Zimmer and my brother [Rob Ryan] coming in back-to-back weeks, who are going to be challenging.

"But again, he can make all the throws. We said that about him. It's now see it, recognise and make the throw, make the accurate throw. And he has to do it on time because both these teams will rush the passer."

The Jets, who sit second in the AFC East, face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

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