Found May 07, 2013 on
In his 11 days since entering the NFL limelight, Geno Smith has remained in the news cycle -- and for all the wrong reasons.
From abruptly firing his agents to anonymous executives reportedly expressing concerns with his "diva"-like character, the Jets' new quarterback has repeatedly experienced his "welcome to the big leagues" moment.
Smith, however, doesn't seem too fazed.
"I don't worry about what people say — my skin is pretty thick," Smith told Jim Corbett of USA Today. "I've never been in trouble."
Specifically, Smith was asked about the recent Yahoo! Sports report that said he was more preoccupied with his phone than speaking with coaches during pre-draft team visits. The 22-year-old flatly denied the claims, adding he "couldn't care less" what people say about him.
"That's not true," he said. "I got strong remarks from all the teams I visited with. ... I couldn't care less...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
POWER OF THE PEOPLE
Some of Tim Tebow's fans are taking a drastic approach to finding him a team, appealing to President Obama to force the Jaguars to sign him.
The Jets' rookie QB gives the brush-off to those nameless sources
who question his character.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News believes that free agent quarterback Tim Tebow will certainly have the option of working in television once his pro football career is over, which could be pretty soon. No doubt the former Heisman Trophy winner, released by the Jets last week, would like to appear in front of a camera playing quarterback in the National Football League. That...
Enigmatic quarterback Tim Tebow is having some difficulty finding a new team to latch onto ever since being released by the New York Jets late last month.His unorthodox throwing motion and lack of accuracy have been cited as a couple of the main reasons why teams are choosing to avoid him like a plague. But at least one former coach said he would be willing to take a flier on the...
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie could soon be looking just as fit as Rex Ryan.
The Hurricane Sandy hero told NBC News’ Brian Williams that he consulted with the Jets’ head coach prior to having Lap-Band surgery. Ryan lost over 100 pounds since having the weight-loss procedure in March 2010.
Christie had the surgery back in February and has already noticed considerable weight...
The New York Post spoke with Jets running back Joe McKnight, who's on a mission to dig himself out of the hole he's in, on the depth chart.
“Words can’t even describe how badly I want to be that guy,’’ McKnight told The Post during a break in offseason workouts last week at the team’s Florham Park, N.J., training facility. “I’ve got an edge — a fire to...
Stephen Hill believes he had a hard time learning the game last year (Credit: AP Photo)
After a fast start to the 2012 NFL season, one in which Stephen Hill had two touchdowns and 89 yards on five receptions, the rest of his rookie season was a disappointment. Hill finished the year with just 21 receptions for 252 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also only played eleven games during his...
Tim Tebow has been silent since being released by the New York Jets last week, but his fans and supporters have not. A Jaguars fans who no doubt is a Tebow fan, has taken it upon himself to help get his favorite player a job.
Said fan has sent a petition to our esteemed President Obama, asking him to force Jaguars GM David Caldwell to sign Tebow to a contract.
The full petition...
Mike Ditka once traded an entire draft for Ricky Williams when he was coaching the New Orleans Saints. So it doesn't seem far fetched that Ditka would have Tim Tebow on his roster if he was still coaching today.
Ditka thinks there is a place for Tebow at quarterback or another position. Tebow has scoffed at switching to tight end or H-back, preferring to try to make it as...
With two key additions to their offensive backfield, the New York Jets are well on their way to reclaiming their ground and pound rushing game of yesteryear.
The TOJ staff has happily combined this week’s roundtable with our good friends from The Jet Press. Make sure to check out their site and give their writers a follow on Twitter. On to the roundtable…
How will the Jets quarterback competition shake out this summer?
Joe Caporoso - I am looking back towards how the quarterback competition played out in Seattle last summer...