Cut the crap with Geno Smith (at least for now)
- Updated: May 3, 2013
Emotional posting. No rational writing here. My feeling. Cut the crap on Geno Smith, media. Kill it, fans. Enough already.
Like other Jets fans, I’ve been reading the bad ink on Geno Smith. It’s unavoidable. And it’s getting ridiculous. While I’m not like many other members of Gang Green Nation, passionately obstinate in their disdain of one Rich Cimini, it’s articles like his ESPN.com piece today that make you want to call him a hack.
Really, a new story that gets front-page ESPN NY billing because some scout used the term “brat?” It’s all about page views and trash journalism. Today’s article — literally — contained 95% of the content from the previous days’ stories on Smith’s overall attitude and purported “lack of maturity.” The impetus for a story dressed up as an entirely new one? A one-sentence quote from an NFC scout. That was the only difference. Pathetic.
Geno Smith may be a horribly, ill-equipped, weak-minded quarterback with little maturity and no leadership skills. Somehow I’m not sold on that quite yet, and it may be wise to just wait and see. My guess is that there’s a long list of superstars, along with all the busts, who haven’t been the mature, polished leaders they may have eventually become straight off of draft day.
The kid’s 22. Let’s give him maybe a few months? Hell, maybe even some game action? Crazy thought, I know.