Quarterback Geno Smith of the NY Jets moments after their loss to the Buffalo Bills last week on Thursday Night Football, apparently cursed at a reporter from the New York Post.
When it comes to poor decisions both on the field and off it, I don’t think anyone leads the pack more than Smith. It wasn’t too long ago that he was cursing at fans at MetLife Stadium a little more than a year ago. That was when he was the starting quarterback of the Jets and now as a backup, he’s once again up to his old tricks.
According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Smith not only refused to comment to the media but cursed at a reporter simply there to do his job covering the Bills vs Jets game. Here is what Hubbuch had to say in regards to the latest antics of Smith:
Smith — who lost his starting job to Ryan Fitzpatrick thanks to the broken jaw he suffered — angrily refused comment after the game Thursday night, even cursing a Post reporter for asking him about Enemkpali.
Needless to say, this is yet another piece to add to the long list of reasons why Smith shouldn’t even be on the team anymore in my opinion. He’s a terrible quarterback who even though showed glimpses of possibly being the franchise quarterback the Jets are desperately looking for in the past, his boneheaded decisions to not only curse at fans and now reporters apparently solidifies the fact that he doesn’t possess any leadership qualities whatsoever.
Have you ever heard of Tom Brady cursing at a report from a Boston newspaper? Think you’ll hear Peyton Manning drop the f-bomb to fans at Sports Authority Field? What about hearing Aaron Rodgers storm out of a press room because of a tough loss?
Yeah, you’d never see the aforementioned players do that because they have class, respect and know how to handle themselves as leaders, especially with the media. There is a big reason why they’re as great as they are because of not only what they do on the gridiron but how they carry themselves in the public.
Overall, Smith truly has no class to curse at a reporter and acting the way he did in the grand scheme of it all. Say what you want but at the end of the day, Smith will always be remembered as a terrible interception-prone quarterback that will never earn the respect of fans due to antics like this.