Found May 06, 2013 on AFC East Daily:
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's opinion," Rex Ryan recently told the Wall Street Journal. "We're excited about Geno. We know he's an excellent player, and we think he's an excellent person."If somebody else is making a comment about him or whatever, if it was a negative feeling, then that wasn't shared with us."Days after the draft, anonymous sources (again, sounds about right) from multiple teams' internal operations ripped Smith for maturity issues, entitlement and lack of leadership skills. A lot of that thinking could be the reason why Smith, once considered a high first-rounder, fell to Day...

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."

New York Jets Quarterback Geno Smith a Pampered Brat

It has been just a week since the New York Jets selected West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL Draft, but Smith has already fired his agent, and now ESPN New York reports teams passed on Smith in the first round because of Smith’s ‘diva attitude’.During his pre-draft meetings with teams, Smith constantly used his cell phone to send texts and check...

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...

NFL Team Claims That Geno Smith Is A "Spoiled Brat"

According to a report, the reason why many NFL teams passed up on West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith was due mostly to the fact that he acted like a "spoiled brat" before the 2013 NFL Draft.It's unknown which team  made the claim, but a source is saying that it was a 10-top draft team who claimed that they thought Smith was a diva. Also an NFC scout went as far as...

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...

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.

Geno Smith, noted diva, haughtily claims that his diva act doesn’t make him a diva

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...

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...

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...

Morning Kickoff: Tuesday's links and leftovers

BY NICK ST. DENISHere's some light reading to help you through the last part of your Tuesday morning:Geno Smith says he's not a diva.Joe Philbin has everyone on equal ground entering camp.The Patriots release a pair of rookie free agents.New Jets offensive lineman Willie Colon is in a guard state of mind.Steelers safety Ryan Clark says Tom Brady sees ghosts under pressure...
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