That's all I needed to see before I decided to not pay any attention to this story. All he cares about is **** stirring and frustrating the fan base.
Seriously the worst beat reporter in my 45 years of Jets devotion.
Open request for the Daily News... please assign him elsewhere he is awful.
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I don't believe for a second that Geno Smith, who seems like a smart guy, REALLY THOUGHT he was going to be a #1 overall pick after his team sh!t the bed down the stretch and his Heisman hopes went down the sh!tter. Did KC even NEED a QB with Alex Smith set to start? No.
Manish just makes stuff up, or just prints things that people say that on their face aren't true. Anyone can say anything about what Geno Smith thought without knowing the truth.
"GENO SMITH THINKS HE'S A REPTILE." I'm just putting that out there, because I've heard it's true. Now Manish is free to report it, because now it's been said. Tomorrow's Tweet by MM: "I'm hearing that Geno Smith thinks he's a reptile."
Of course this brings us back to MM writing about an unnamed source's speculation about RR's inner thoughts during the end of the 2012 season.
Hot garbage. Visit www.turnonthejets.com to free yourself from Manish, ESPN and the rest of the hacks.
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Geno Smith Fires Agent Due To Draft Slide
By Seth Carson
April 30, 2013 2:47 pm
Geno SmithGeno Smith just showed the fans and his critics that he deserved to fall to the 2nd round before being selected, due to personal issues that dropped his stock.
Word was going around the war rooms that Geno Smith had a selfish attitude and poor ways of handling disappointments.
A franchise quarterback doesn't blame others for his mistake or failures.
A franchise quarterback is accountable and holds themselves responsible if they don't reach expectations, which in turn tends to limit team turmoil, which the Jets have already had their fill.
The agent wasn't at fault for Geno Smith falling into the second round, they weren't the ones playing the games each weekend, doing the interviews and workouts in front of NFL scouts in order to be properly placed on the draft boards.
Smith comes from an Air Raid offense which is known not to produce QBs that last long in the NFL. That was already working against Smith, but he did well at the combines and pro day, but it was his attitude that made his stock drop, and after firing his agent for not being the top overall pick, it shows signs of immaturity which is a turnoff for any teams intending on drafting him.
How Geno Smith expected to be taken first overall in the draft, after the Chiefs had already acquired Alex Smith, further showcases menta issuesl and personality problems. His attitude thus far mimics that of another QB that had some of the same issues, Ryan Leaf.
This is an unfortunate blow to the Jets organization and it's fans. Here they drafted Smith and released Tebow marking the end of the failed Sanchez and Tebow experiment. Now they aren't even a week removed from the draft and Geno Smith decides to publicly prove his critics were correct.
Which is exactly why he wasn't drafted in the first round. Now, thanks to him outwardly showcasing those immature issues, the Jets and their fans may have to endure one more year of who is the starting QB.
Earlier in the offseason, I predicted Geno Smith was going to be the biggest bust in the draft, and after firing and placing the blame on his agent for not being the first overall pick when the Chiefs had Alex Smith locked as the starter, he just gave an early indication that he indeed has bust written all over him.
Sorry Jets fans. You deserved better than this from your next "franchise QB." Best of luck next season.
Whoa: This is interesting:
Interesting site. From a review of QBs on 4/11, they gave Geno Smith an early 3rd round grade, based on video along (For example, they have Brey as 1st round talent, but acknowledge they wouldn't draft him there).NFL Philosophy @NFLosophy
I had heard rumors Geno's agents conducting themselves poorly at the combine and other places. They weren't working in Geno's best interests
It's just another site, but interesting view on him.
4. Geno Smith – West Virginia – Early-Mid 3rd Round grade
This is another ranking that seems out of place with the general groupthink assessment of these quarterbacks. I had Geno Smith as my top quarterback in this class until I had a change of philosophy that shifted towards a greater emphasis on anticipation and it’s relation to arm strength. Geno struggles with anticipation but that also made me realize that I didn’t give him enough credit for his arm strength.
Geno is superbly accurate with the football. Even when his ball placement didn’t seem on point, I actually noticed that it was typically in the best place for the receiver to catch the ball without getting drilled by a defender. To me, it looks like when the ball placement is off for Geno on short to intermediate routes, it’s because he’s adjusted it to fit the window or putting it away from the defender. I don’t see inconsistency in accuracy like I’ve seen others note. He throws a solid deep ball and gets some good revolutions on the ball to help it come out clean. Geno is also an incredible athlete but tends to shy away from using his legs as much as he should. He’s not shy in the pocket but sometimes I think he hangs on to the rock for a little too long before deciding to run or throw it away. He has solid pocket presence that allows him to move around freely and keep his head up.
My major concerns with Geno Smith are his ability to come off his first read and his ability to get through progressions with the necessary quickness. NFL Films guru Greg Cosell put it in a way that I liked a lot: “He has slow eyes.” Meaning that Geno stuck to his first read a little longer than he should before coming off to his 2nd read. That continues through each read. He’s just a little slow to get through each step in the progression.
Geno also lacks the anticipation that I want from a top level quarterback. He has enough arm strength to get the ball in windows even without anticipation. Geno gets lazy with his mechanics at times in the pocket. He can throw from many different platforms and still remain accurate which will help him in a more confined pocket in the NFL. He’s another guy that needs to learn to throw the sideline routes. I’d also like to see Geno trust his arm a little more. He has to see a receiver open before he pulls the trigger and that costs him. I would even like to see him throw a couple more 50/50 balls and let his receivers go up and get it (even though I know Austin/Bailey aren’t that type of WR). It’s something he’ll have to learn to do in the NFL.
Please, agents are hired for one reason. He failed as his job, he deserved to be fired.
The agents should be fired for having him in the green room without a verbal assurance from a team that they'd take him in the 1st round.
If an agent can't get that right why in the HELL would you trust that agent with contract negotiations, PR, etc. I would have fired her Friday night after I was drafted. Jeebus, no story here........... move along
His ego and sensitive side are troubling to say the least. Hopefully he does not become the next Sanchez in terms of those things. We need this area to make him tough, not weak, or else he will not succeed here.