Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Geno Smith (West Virginia) is introduced as the number thirty-ninth overall pick to the New York Jets during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets QB Geno Smith Already Taking a Media Beating

Geno Smith has not been a member of the NY sports scene for a week yet, but already, the media is getting in their shots.

Have you all seen this article yet? Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports had quite a bit to say about Geno Smith in his post yesterday.

Jason here, writes an article that is very Manish-esque, quoting unnamed sources upon unnamed sources, that have unflattering things to say about Geno Smith.  People talking about how he doesn’t have a presence, isn’t a leader.  He made a point of how with some team visits, he was on his phone rather than paying attention to the visit.

I am sure you all know this, but we have to take this with a grain of salt.

First of all, unnamed sources are just that, unnamed sources.  We look on them poorly in Manish’s articles, we have to look on them poorly here as well.  Why are these comments coming out now?  Are these executives jealous that they don’t have the guy on their team, and now want to cast him in a bad light?  We can never know why these comments were made, forgetting that we don’t know who made them.  Even if he didn’t interview with a lot of presence, so?  John Idzik wouldn’t draft a guy if he didn’t see potential in him.  These quotes, even taken at face value, are just one person’s perspective.  It doesn’t make it truth.

Now, for the accusations about being disinterested during visits with teams.  Yes, it would be rude if he was on his phone while being spoken to, but we don’t know the context.  Was it for a second or two?  Did something come up that he needed to attend to?  Did it even happen?

Second of all, who released the information?  Take a look at what Greg Rosenthal of NFL.com had to say yesterday on Twitter:


He’s right. His agent is leaking this info, and Geno is the one taking the character assassinations? It doesn’t seem fair. First of all, you have to wonder if it is even true, and if it’s true, how true? And why is he leaking the information? Is it because he was fired? Sounds like sour grapes to me.

I have a crazy idea. Why don’t we let the man play some…I don’t know….football maybe, before we start giving the guy a bunch of grief? How’s that for an idea.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/glynn.martin.31 Glynn Martin

    i personally think gino smith will prove to be the next vince young minus a ncaa championship ring he totally fell apart his senior year and has only showed glimpses as a leader but who knows hes showed his intelligance maybe is in his feet but lets wait and see

    • TheJetPress

      That’s all we can do Glynn, wait and see at this point.

  • Frank Antonelli

    Incredible. His stats are better than those of Andrew Luck but all we talk about is the fact he fired his agents. I get the feeling that if he was drafted by the Pats the media clowns would be hailing him as the next great QB.

    • TheJetPress

      Statues in New England I think….the double standard we face is ridiculous…ah, the life of a Jets fan.

  • matr dontelli iii

    jason troll continues to write the way trolls write. he seems to be auditioning for a spot on the daily news staff. he, like manish, has a million unnamed sources and zero insight. if that’s not bad enough, he’s got a million idiots who, when ‘first’ has already been taken, post things like ‘another reason the jets will always suck.’ his sources on this one appear to be smith’s former agents, who, according to deadspin, were fired for misleading smith prior to the draft, discouraging him from attending the senior bowl and doing nothing to respond to negative publicity. sounds like pretty good reason for termination. i really hope the jets take the press credentials away from the daily news. and boy was yahoo appropriately named!

    • TheJetPress

      We have been hoping that credentials be taken away from the bad press for a long time. Give it to us and Joe’s site! We’ll do the job right, am I right?

      • matr dontelli iii

        No problem there. That’d be something, wouldn’t it? If the daily news was unable to cover a ny team ’cause they lost their credentials. What an accomplishment for their editor.

        • TheJetPress

          It sure would be. I have asked before, but they only give credentials to SNY’s blog. I talked to the PR director directly, Bruce Speight. Oh,well.