One thing that has become apparent is that all media outlets (ESPN, CNNSI, CBSSports, even nfl.com) have a tendency to use the same anonymous sources to file a story. Take the yahoo story on Geno Smith. All the outlets that ripped Smith after the draft referenced the same specific article and same quote about
that paragraph showed up word for word all over the place. Even if it's true, just shows that the same source can get a quote used everywhere. If one person thought Geno Smith was going home (Perhaps he made a comment like, 'Oh man, I should just go home if I'm not going to be drafted') and reported it as "Geno Smith says he's leaving"... it takes an out of context statement and reports as fact."He's going to have a tough time in New York," an NFC scout said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. "Right now, he's coming off as a spoiled, pampered brat."
Leading into the draft, word spread that Smith was preoccupied with his cell phone during pre-draft visits, texting friends and checking Twitter during meetings with team officials, as first reported by Yahoo! Sports.
Just imagine the heat Smith would have gotten if they caught him mouthing "That's a surprise" when the Bills drafted EJ Manuel, like Brady Quinn did when the Dolphins drafted Ted Ginn.
Last edited by Vinny Testaverde's Niece; 05-07-2013 at 02:21 PM.
Never saw why it was a big deal if he wanted to leave anyway.. Don't think it's a character issue like the media is trying to convince us it is
HOw Geno Smith plays on the field is all anyone going to remember and not what happened during the draft( just slow NFl news and only reason it was a story)
I'm beginning to miss Sanchez.
I just don't like how people re-create what they thought about him 4 years ago. Then, I thought he was a kid with a good head on his shoulders, which I think most of us agreed with. Now, everyone states how they "knew" he was crap 4 years ago. Kind of like, 4 years ago it was "Tanny we Trust". Now it's "Tanny is the biggest moron in the history of the team"
Back to what I wrote, my point was just that Sanchez came out of USC well rehearsed. Partly due to his training at USC, partly due to his years being groomed to becoming an NFL QB by his father/family. He had plenty of style points, looked the part, acted the part but there was plenty of immaturity beneath the cover that showed up every now and then.
A kid comes to NYC along with the other projected 1st rounders and doesn't get picked in the 1st round. There is no requirement to be there on day one, never mind day two. If he wanted to leave, who gives a sh1t. Means nothing. Unless you don't like the pick and need something to hang your hate on before he proves his worth, or not, on the field.
Last edited by Jet Nut; 05-07-2013 at 02:59 PM.