Found May 01, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Geno Smith
TEAMS: New York Jets
Geno Smith is not having a very good week. Starting last Thursday at the NFL Draft, Smith left Radio City Music Hall, vowing to not return after failing to be selected in the first round. He was convinced to return for the second round, where he ended up being picked 39th overall by the New York Jets. Since then, he prematurely guaranteed a return to the playoffs for a Jets team that is clearly in rebuilding mode, fired his agent because he wasn’t drafted #1 overall (a report that Smith denies), and now is dealing with even more fallout in a recent report from Jason Cole of Yahoo!Sports. According to the sources that Cole spoke with, Smith didn not listen to his agents, and appeared disinterested and aloof during the entire process leading up to the draft, especially in the presence of potential suitors. Smith paid more attention to Twitter and texting than anything else: “All these other players who were in there were talking to the coaches, trying to get to know people and he was over there by himself,” one source said. “That’s not what you want out of your quarterback.” “He doesn’t have much presence, not much [...]
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