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Geno Smith blames time-zone confusion for missing meeting


So why did Jets quarterback Geno Smith miss a meeting on Saturday night? According to Rich Cimini of, Smith got confused by the whole Eastern/Pacific time-zone thing.

Smith and a few teammates opted to go to a movie, and they were “messed up” by the three-hour difference between New York and San Diego.

Per Cimini, coach Rex Ryan always keeps the team on Eastern time when playing on the West Coast. But Smith’s cell phone automatically adjusted to its location, as most cell phones do. And so it’s fairly common for at least one Jets players to show up late for something when playing in the Pacific time zone.

So here’s the easy solution -- don’t schedule meetings and other events on a time zone that the team isn’t in. Anyone who has been on the West Coast while trying to operate on East Coast time knows how confusing it can be. So embrace everything about the road trip, including the hours and minutes shown on all clocks, and on all phones.