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09/29/2014 10:16 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Geno Smith Curses At Fan After Hearing 'We Want Vick' Chants In Jets Latest Loss

Many fans at MetLife Stadium had seen enough of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith. At least one of them caught the 23-year-old's attention after the Jets lost 24-17 to the Detroit Lions.

As Smith walked off the field, he was caught on camera cursing at a fan in the stands. The second-year QB started his postgame press conference by apologizing for the incident.

''First of all, I want to apologize if any kids saw me saying any negative remarks walking off the field,'' Smith told reporters, via the Associated Press. ''I kind of let my temper get the best of me in that situation, and it's a part of my learning process.''

Smith completed 17 of 33 passes for 209 yards and a touchdown, but he also committed two costly turnovers while struggling to lead the offense to the red zone throughout the game.

Frustrated Jets fans responded to the stagnant offense with chant of "We Want Vick!" But after the game, Jets coach Rex Ryan told the New York Post that he's sticking with Smith and not going to veteran back-up Michael Vick.

I’m not going to replace him. I feel good about Geno. I think he’s going to get it turned," Ryan said. "I know he’s a tough, resilient young man and I think we’re going to win and we’re going to win soon.”

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