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Seahawks’ Geno Smith Enjoys Another Victory in Comeback Season

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith wasn’t expected to lead the team to any success following their trade of franchise quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos this offseason, but following another win the Seahawks are now 5-3 on the season.

Smith took another victory, this time against the New York Giants, his former team.

“I’m happy to be here in Seattle,” Smith said, according to ESPN’s Brady Henderson. “I spent one year with the Giants. That year to me was like a blur and my life has moved on from them. I don’t have any remorse towards anyone there. In fact, to me, this game was for Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese. They believed in me. So as far as any other thing, I don’t really care for it. I’m happy to be here in Seattle. It’s like a family here. It feels like home. And so I’m just enjoying my time here and continuing to work hard with these guys and just trying to be the best we can be.”

Smith completed 23 of 34 passes for 212 yards to help keep the Seahawks atop the NFC West division.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Smith was “solid as a rock” again as he ran the offense.

“Right on point with the whole day’s work,” Carroll said. “Handled the line of scrimmage beautifully. They did all kinds of stuff at us and he dealt with it and handled it and checked off and did the things we needed to do in the game plan to keep it moving. They’re a tough team to deal with. They’re very high-tech in what they do on defense and the stuff they throw at you, and it called for the quarterback to really be in command. And even when Austin goes out and gets banged up and Kyle comes in, to keep that flow going and to continue to play winning football, it’s just a tribute to the guys doing the work and the players and everybody being on board and all that. There’s just praise to go everywhere.”

“He’s the real deal, we’re seeing it,” Carroll said. “There’s no mystery or, ‘Oh, he’s going to run out of gas or something.’ It’s not like that. He knows exactly what he’s doing and he shows you week in, week out, throw after throw after throw. There’s nothing for us to hold him but in the highest of expectations, really. What a thrilling story for the kid. He just hung in there so tough and outlasted it and now he’s enjoying all the fun of it. He did great.”

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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