So you could make the argument that his agents potentially cost him $12 million dollars! How is it immature to fire his agents in that case?
To quote another immature Quarterback, Geno's response to this should be...
Last edited by MykePM; 05-03-2013 at 06:22 PM.
What is a credible, reliable source!!
Content from unreliable sources is not always true, or accurate. Solely reporting from unreliable sources diminishes the credibility of the writer and weakens the writer’s contention.
Source 1 “according to NFL talent evaluators”
Source 2 “according to a league source”
Source 3 “After falling out of the first round, the former West Virginia star threatened to leave the draft and go home.
Source 4 “an NFC scout said”
Source 5 “as first reported by Yahoo! Sports ”
Source 6 “A league source confirmed the report”
Source 7 “In fact, an official from one team”
Source 8 “according to a league source”
Source 9 “a source said.”
Source 10 NOT CITED BUT REPORTED BY NYJscout.com FIVE DAYS AGO "We've visited him, we went out to dinner with him, we brought him to New York, we went to his pro day, we've watched him play, we've been on his campus," general manager John Idzik said. "So we did our homework on Geno and we got a real good feel for him."
Source 11 “he's not a student of the game ... and doesn't command respect from teammates." Cited to Pro Football Weekly as reported week before draft.
Source 12 “an AFC personnel executive said”
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This NFL.com article has an interesting (albeit obvious) theory about where the bad press for Geno is coming from. I guess there are enough reporters who will plant stories for agents in order to get future scoops (and/or front office people who will offer anonymous quotes to stay on the good side of agents who they'll have to negotiate with later).
Geno Smith under heavy 'scrutiny in league circles
By Gregg Rosenthal
It's like the pre-draft process never ended for Geno Smith. Fresh off the New York Jets quarterback's decision to fire his agents, Smith continues to get picked apart nationally.
Yahoo! Sports wrote a long takedown of Smith on Wednesday that starts by saying the "quarterback is still under great scrutiny in league circles."
This wouldn't be the case if Smith was drafted by a team other than the New York Jets. This also wouldn't be the case if Smith's former agents didn't have an agenda.
The Yahoo! report reveals details of a private client dinner in New York last week during which Smith called his agents "family," saying they would stay together his entire career. Days later, after the draft-day free fall, Smith fired the agents. The agents responded by releasing a blame-shifting statement to the media Tuesday night.
Other information that did not paint Smith in a flattering light conveniently leaked out to reporters Tuesday and in the Yahoo! Sports article. Smith reportedly turned off some teams by spending too much time on his cellphone during visits rather than engaging with team officials.
"All these other players who were in there were talking to the coaches, trying to get to know people, and he was over there by himself. That's not what you want out of your quarterback," one unnamed source told Yahoo!.
A league executive in the piece questioned whether Smith knows how to take instruction and said that Smith has tuned out other voices "because he thinks he's got it all down."
Another anonymous source: "Right now, he's blaming everybody but himself, and he has some buddies around him who are telling him that same thing."
Some of the criticisms about Smith's leadership style -- and how that style affected his draft stock -- could have merit. But Smith made a business decision to fire his agents, and he's getting punished for it in petty, unprofessional ways.
Clearly, his former agents have a score to settle.
NY media trying to end this kids career before it starts
He became a Jet on April 26th. Anything that happened before that date means nothing to me.
The whole agent thing is the business side of things and has no effect on my team.
Until this guy does something that negatively effects the team he plays for, anything that comes out is a non story in my eyes.
I hope he never forgets that it was idzik and rex that believed in him. When he has proven all these jerks wrong I hope he bleeds green.
Geno needs to keep quiet, memorize the playbook and show up to camp in the best shape he's ever been in. The scrutiny is just going to get more intense once camp starts.