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5/3/2013 3:27 PM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2013/story/_/id/9237085/geno-smith-learn-a-lot-learn


Smith thought he was going to be a first-round pick last week and was at Radio City Music Hall for the first night of the draft. He never heard his name called. After the first round, Smith told ESPN he wasn't going to return the next day for the second round. Although Smith reconsidered, his initial decision showed a level of immaturity in the way he handled a significant disappointment that likely won't be his last.

 

 

Earlier this week, Smith fired his agents, Select Sports Group's Jeff Nalley and Eric Burkhardt. While Smith told Sirius XM NFL Radio that the firing wasn't because he slipped into the second round, he would not give a reason for his decision.

 

 

On Wednesday, Yahoo! Sports reported that in pre-draft meetings with some teams, Smith was more preoccupied with texting friends and checking Twitter than interacting with coaches and front-office executives. If true, that is a damning indication of where he was mentally as he headed into the biggest moment of his young career. Those meetings were job interviews. They were auditions. To not take every opportunity to impress potential employers is incredibly shortsighted, as was wasting any opportunity to learn something from others who have experience in the NFL.

 

 

Smith now finds himself in arguably the most volatile situation in the NFL in the country's largest media market. He is one of five quarterbacks on the Jets' roster who will compete for the job Mark Sanchez has held for the past four seasons. There apparently isn't a front-runner. Smith's new coach, Rex Ryan, is a lame duck walking. The roster has significant holes. And leadership inside the locker room is lacking.

 

 

 

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AP Photo/Eric GayGeno Smith's impressive numbers at West Virginia won't mean anything as he battles for the Jets' starting quarterback job.

 

 

 

Every mistake Smith makes will be under intense scrutiny, as will how he reacts to the mistakes and the criticism for them. He can't pout or be hypersensitive. He can't sulk. He must be steady and composed and patient. He must tune out the noise.

5/3/2013 9:10 PM
Smith has GREAT potential. . . More than Mark Sanchez could ever have. I'm looking forward to watch Geno Smith play he's going to prove himself in the NFL.
5/4/2013 6:07 AM
AGREED!
5/4/2013 9:47 AM
I LIKE YOU CRESTEN!!
5/7/2013 12:40 PM
Akili Smith 2.0
5/7/2013 12:51 PM
The more I read about this, the more I believe he thought KC or JAX was a lock.   So he felt the interviews with the other teams were just standard operating procedure for them.    It's either that or he's incredibily stupid.    GM is talking to you, you check your phone because a text came in.   That's teenage girl ****.
5/7/2013 3:33 PM
Does Ryan Leaf ring a bell??
5/7/2013 5:08 PM
Geno was a 2nd rounder, not comparable to the Akili or Leaf. Not a big deal if he flames out.

Wouldn't it be teenage girl **** to gossip about what he did during interviews?
5/7/2013 5:39 PM
Can't there be more than one teenage girl in a room?
5/7/2013 10:09 PM
Sure
5/8/2013 8:15 AM
FWIW, I think the "leaked" info is simply teams covering their collective *****.   Everyone passed on him.    Now, if he becomes the next Cam Newton or Drew Brees, they can say "The SOB was playing with his phone during the interview.  How the hell would we know he'd become a professional?"
5/8/2013 3:33 PM
Another pro athlete who surrounds himself with "yes" men and sycophants from the 'hood who whisper "You're the greatest" and can't deal with the fact that it takes WORK to play in the NFL.  When will these players learn that if you keep hanging out with your neighborhood buddies/losers, you'll be back with them in a few years?
5/9/2013 8:45 AM
reminds of that guy who had that scouting report where he just destroyed Geno Smith and was called a racist.  Seems like he was a bit more correct with his 2nd round grade.
5/10/2013 3:53 PM
He praised Matt Barkley and called him a 1st rounder. A bit of a miss there.
5/10/2013 4:29 PM
Obviously a RACIST!!!!!!
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