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    Not freaking out about this, but yeah, it's a douche move on Geno's part. He'll probably go for Rosenhaus or Condon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demosthenes9 View Post
    Rook contracts are slotted and better yet, they can't renegotiate them until after the third year IIRC.
    Which leads me to believe his agent still gets his cut.

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    Disappointed that he doesn't have the self-awareness to recognize what a douchey move this looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaJet View Post
    Wow- that's kind of a d!ck move. His agent probably fronted 10s of thousands of dollars in pre-draft camps, trainers, travel etc. let alone the hours spent working for Geno.

    I'm sure he'll get reimbursed for those expenses and the work....but no where near the 3% he was about to earn off the rookie contract.
    His agent had him in the Green Room on Thursday night believing he'd be a 1st round pick. THAT may have been a dick move by the agent.

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    look at it from his shoes, (now I dont know the real argument but lets play devil advocate for a second).. If i was him and the agents promised me that Id go #1 overall if I signed with them, and then only to fall to the 2nd round, Id be pretty pissed off at them

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIJetFan View Post
    Disappointed that he doesn't have the self-awareness to recognize what a douchey move this looks like.
    What do you expect from someone who needed to be told by adults to go back to Radio City Music Hall and act like a grownup?

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    If I got drafted by the Jets, I'd probably fire my agent too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trades View Post
    I thought rookie contracts were all slotted now. Is there really that much wiggle room in the new CBA?
    Correct. There isn't a ton of wiggle room.

    Geno was a 2nd round pick and not even the first QB taken. He'll be paid according to where he was taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gothamli View Post
    look at it from his shoes, (now I dont know the real argument but lets play devil advocate for a second).. If i was him and the agents promised me that Id go #1 overall if I signed with them, and then only to fall to the 2nd round, Id be pretty pissed off at them
    this is pretty much it.

    his agents sold him something, and they didn't deliver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Express View Post
    If I got drafted by the Jets, I'd probably fire my agent too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny Testaverde's Niece View Post
    What do you expect from someone who needed to be told by adults to go back to Radio City Music Hall and act like a grownup?
    Yup. Combined with this news,is troublesome. Hopefully more info comes out on this and these is at least a semi-legit reason. But more lolzjets for now. never ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtstar View Post
    this is pretty much it.

    his agents sold him something, and they didn't deliver.
    You have no idea what the agents 'sold' him. They have no control over it anyway, what were they supposed to do, pay off a GM?

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    Does this mean matt barkely will probably kill his agent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIJetFan View Post
    Disappointed that he doesn't have the self-awareness to recognize what a douchey move this looks like.
    Disagree. I don't think it's a douchy move. If you had a lawyer who told you to turn down a $1M settlement and let a trial go to jury, and you end up with a $250K award wouldn't you be disappointed? You would have gotten bad advice and you should absolutely find different representation for your next big decision.

    Geno got bad advice from supposed "experts." He can and should find better reps as he heads into the next critical phase of his football career, contract negotiations.
    Last edited by jetstream23; 04-30-2013 at 01:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gothamli View Post
    look at it from his shoes, (now I dont know the real argument but lets play devil advocate for a second).. If i was him and the agents promised me that Id go #1 overall if I signed with them, and then only to fall to the 2nd round, Id be pretty pissed off at them
    Um, ya probably should be pissed off at yourself. Those agents didn't take one snap for him during the season nor during the pre-draft workouts, nor was it them interviewing with league personnel behind closed doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny Testaverde's Niece View Post
    You have no idea what the agents 'sold' him. They have no control over it anyway, what were they supposed to do, pay off a GM?
    oh please, don't make this into the huge deal that it isn't.

    this is far less serious than, let's say, Eli refusing to play for the Chargers and forcing his way to the Giants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jps1012 View Post
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    How about this: Geno Smith thought he would be & should be the No. 1 overall pick, I'm told. That's why he fired his agents. #nyj
    Don't like how that sounds tbh

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    We wont be negotiating anything until year 3, so thankfully by then we'll know if he's worth the big money

    And unlike Darrelle Revis, who only wanted to get paid like a QB, Geno actually is one. So if he plays well I don't care who his agents are

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    LOL at people comparing him to Revis. We should only be so lucky to land a player of that quality (even with the holdouts).

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    Very hard to see anything positive in this for the Jets. From a financial standpoint, we are protected by the CBA sot he agent's role is relatively minor for the first contract. But this might speak to his character if he is blaming someone else for the fact that he didn't go number 1 overall.

    And if he hires those 2 cvnts we should just let him walk.

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