Found May 20, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
When you’re the new kid on the block just be quiet and play. That’s what Geno Smith is learning. After predicting the New York Jets would make the playoffs, Geno learned firsthand what it means to shut and play, as he was quickly reprimanded by the Jets for his outlandish prediction. “I’ve already gotten in trouble for saying some things about playoffs and things, which I don’t regret,” Smith said Sunday on Sirius XM Radio. “I don’t think I’ll go as far as being as bold as Joe was.”   “I don’t think I’m a bad guy,” he said. “I don’t think I’m some of the things they try to make me out to be. It’s a part of the media. The one thing that I understand is you can’t take it personally. Those guys have jobs and the key to their jobs is to sell papers and to keep the fans looking. So they’re going to spin things and try to make an interesting story out of something that may not be so interesting.” Did Geno mean any harm when he made that bold statement? Of course not, but as a rookie, whom isn’t guaranteed a starting position as a quarterback, those words should have never left his mouth. Last year the Jets were terrible, and I’m not sure if they acquired enough pieces to propel them from their previous position. Smith will have his hands full as he competes for the starting quarterback position, which he will be up against Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms. New York City will chew you up and spit you out if you make promises you can’t deliver. Geno needs to keep his head in the playbooks, and keep his comments to the media at a minimum.

Geno Smith was scolded for playoff proclamation

Geno Smith has been a quick study when it comes to learning how to handle the intense media presence that envelopes the New York Jets. Smith provided a shining example of how not to deal with the media during the week preceding the 2013 NFL draft. So much so that his mouth and the fingers that typed some ill-advised Tweets may have cost him first-round money.  On Sunday,...

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Joe Namath says the Jets wasted a draft pick on Geno Smith

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Joe Namath still has Sanchez’s back. Says the Jets wasted draft pick on Smith

Joe Namath needs to go away. Let him talk about winning Super Bowl III all he wants, but he really needs to stop talking about the current New York Jets. The most overrated Hall of Fame quarterback in history is at it again, singing the praises of Mark Sanchez, and not that of rookie QB Geno Smith, who he referred to as a waste of a draft pick. Broadway Joe has constantly been a...

Jets may pick starting QB before training camp

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Joe Namath Says Jets Didn’t Need to Draft Geno Smith Because Mark Sanchez ‘Is Going to Play Better’

If Joe Namath were in charge of the Jets, Mark Sanchez would have zero distractions, meaning no competition at quarterback. The Jets’ legend (Namath, not Sanchez) told the New York Daily News that general manager John Idzik didn’t need to draft Geno Smith in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft. Namath said the team should have filled other positions of need before adding...

Joe Namath Backs Mark Sanchez, Says Jets Wasted Pick On Geno Smith

Joe Namath seems to have ring and all time great New York Jet protection.  Namath won a championship for the New York Jets, and probably will go down as the best quarterback the franchise has ever had. With such credentials, comes the ability to basically voice his opinion anytime he pleases. Namath is a big supporter of current embattled Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, and told...

No Huddle – Welcome The Jets To OTAs Edition

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