Would he have as many doubters and flat out haters??
I read the comments about his intelligence and they way he speaks (which sounds just fine to me) and don't seem to hear those comments about Barkley or the other qbs drafted after him. Some complained about his work ethic and that he was "lazy"; something his previous coach vehemently denied, calling him one of the hardest workers on the team.
Hell, one idiot complained because he said "yes sir" to often and called it some type of "hip hop" slang for chrissakes, WTF, lol.
Smith was the CONSENSUS # 1 QB in the draft for months leading up to the draft. Yet you would have thought we drafted Tim Tebow or something the way many on this board reacted.
For the longest time NO ONE, NOT ONE DRAFT EXPERT had him even making it to the 9th pick and yet we get him at 39 and some people are actually upset about this???? I realize he didn't do himself any favors by not playing at the senior bowl and a players warts have a way of becoming magnified the closer you get to the draft. Geno is not the first highly ranked player to fall out of the first round, and won't be the last; whether warranted or not that is just the way it goes sometimes.
The kid has franchise qb ability imho, a great attitude and work ethic and an experienced offensive coach who believes in him in MM. How ANYONE can not be excited about his potential is beyond me.
I don't really want to bring race into this because we should be far past that by now but based on the OVER-reaction to his selection and some of the comments I read, it makes me wonder. Feel free to bash away....