Found May 06, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
Geno Smith has never thrown a pass in the NFL but he’s so widely mocked for not being a 1st round draft pick that it sort of feels like his career has already been a disappointment. Worst of all, he’s stuck on the Jets. But MAYBE! that’s a blessing in disguise. Because, you see, if Geno is any good at all he is already better than what we’ve seen from Mark Sanchez the last two years. Supposedly the JEts are installing a new, more-Sanchize friendly offense but if that means that there are more designed darts-in-the-dirt and botched handoffs, the QB, the coach, the GM, and a good portion of the scouting and training staffs will be gone in time to make Geno Smith a ROOKIE STARTER!!! In the Giant Apple! (Jersey is know as this, right?) At which point he will be the greatest thing ever after a 300-yd game and the worst thing ever if he turns the ball over in the 4th quarter. Basically, Geno has already been painted into a corner by the sports media. Lazy, dart-throwing style “insider” reports from “Draft Experts” had Smith rising and falling dramatically over and over again between mid-January and [...]

Smith disputes diva allegations

Geno Smith, drafted in the second round by the Jets, has responded to several unflattering allegations recently made about him, saying, "I don’t worry about what people say."

Geno Smith ‘couldn’t care less’ about criticism

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...

Geno Smith responds to criticism

New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith has responded to all of the criticism he’s faced over the past week after falling out of the first round of this year’s draft and firing his former agents. “I don’t worry about what people say — my skin is pretty thick,” Smith told USA TODAY Sports. “I’ve never been in trouble.” Smith denied the report that stated he turned...

Geno Smith has no c

The Jets' rookie QB gives the brush-off to those nameless sources who question his character.

Geno Smith On Critics: I’m No Diva, I don’t Care What People Think

Jets 2nd round pick Geno Smith does not have an agent at this time, so Smith is currently solely responsible for managing his image and getting his point across. After not being selected until the 2nd round, and firing his previous agents, Smith’s image and reputation have taken a serious hit as of late. Smith though refuses to allow his critics to get him down, and during a recent...

TOJ/Jet Press Roundtable – New York Jets Quarterback Battle Edition

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? TOJ Joe Caporoso - I am looking back towards how the quarterback competition played out in Seattle last summer...

Rex Ryan says Jets' opinion of Geno Smith is the only one that matters

Geno Smith became more and more polarizing as the 2013 NFL Draft approached. And after the New York Jets selected the former West Virginia quarterback in the second round, everyone started to pile on.Smith's new coach, however, isn't concerning himself with outside opinion. Sounds about right. "I can tell you this: The only opinion we care about is our organization&...

Jets owner pumped about Geno Smith

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is ''extremely happy'' to have Geno Smith on his team, and looks forward to a ''fun'' quarterback competition. Johnson, speaking to reporters at an NFL symposium Tuesday, says the team gave Smith a ''very high score'' while scouting him and the former West Virginia star is ''welcome to the...

Geno Smith unfazed by public criticism

With a wave of negativity headed his way, Jets' quarterback Geno Smith is taking a stand in the face of adversity.

No Huddle – Give These Jets A Chance Edition

TJ Rosenthal helps kicks off another week of New York Jets coverage at Turn On The Jets with his weekly No Huddle - Make sure to give TJ a follow on Twitter on Turn On The Jets a follow on Facebook. Geno The Diva Reports Are Premature Reports surfaced last week that QB-needy teams who were slated to perhaps select Geno Smith in round one passed on him due to his diva-like behavior...

Ask a Sports Chick: Pink Jerseys, Random Athletes, and Mark Sanchez

Unicorns do exist. They come in the form of hot girls that love sports. We’ve got a resident unicorn on the Bacon Sports team and you can ask her whatever you’d like. Really, anything. That’s why we created “Ask a Sports Chick”. Meet our unicorn, Taina. She is from Chicago and is currently battling a life-long sports addiction. She is a lover of all food and whiskey,...

Jets owner to Geno Smith: 'Welcome to the competition'

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson had a few words for Geno Smith Tuesday preparing him for what lies ahead in Jetsland. Manish Mehta of The New York Daily News spoke with Johnson at the NFL's Career Development Symposium in Philadelphia and relayed this simple message to Smith: "Welcome to the competition," said Johnson. "It’s going to be fun."...

Turn On The Jets Sunday Six Pack – Offensive Concerns

In honor of Cinco De Mayo, we decided to crank out a special Sunday six pack at Turn On The Jets…so sit back, open your Modelo, grab some guacamole and let’s talk about that New York Jets offense  1. You should still be concerned about the Jets tight end position. Jeff Cumberland is basically a poor man’s Dustin Keller. He struggles with blocking and is a decent pass catching...

New York Jets Will Not Be a Winning Team Again Anytime Soon

The New York Jets have seen their franchise go through some major reconstruction lately as they are trying to find the winning recipe while keeping their fans loyal to them.The New York Jets just a few seasons ago were one of the top teams in the NFL and now they’re just the laughing stock in the league.So the big question is what went wrong?Well, there are many answers to that...
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