NFL  > General NFL  > Geno Smith fires agents
April 30, 2013, 09:20 PM
Though I'm not sure why....he didn't say.

I'm assuming it was because he fell lower than he expected to during the draft.

I'm not really sure that's the fault of his agents.

I think that has more to do with:

1) The needs of the teams. Not many needed a QB.

2) His skill set. Frankly, the kid isn't *that* good. I realize that in HIS mind he is but the rest of us (as well as the teams) didn't think he warrented a higher pick.

But hey, blame the agents and fire them.
April 30, 2013  09:46 PM ET

Sounds like a lack of accountability. Which makes me question his leadership skills.

April 30, 2013  09:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Sounds like a lack of accountability. Which makes me question his leadership skills.

While we're on the topic of Geno Smith's intangibles, I wasn't too impressed with his post draft interview either. There was something that felt very disingenuous about his responses.

As unimportant as it may be to on-field success, you need a quarterback who can talk to the media in press conferences.

April 30, 2013  11:21 PM ET

He's gonna have a' gut check' with the Jets.....

April 30, 2013  11:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Sounds like a lack of accountability. Which makes me question his leadership skills.

He lost a lot of money by not going in the first round. I can't blame him for lashing out.

April 30, 2013  11:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He's gonna have a' gut check' with the Jets.....

The Jets are a bad team.

May 1, 2013  01:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He lost a lot of money by not going in the first round. I can't blame him for lashing out.

His 'lashing out' occurred before the draft. That in itself may have cost him all that money...

May 1, 2013  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He lost a lot of money by not going in the first round. I can't blame him for lashing out.

I'm not aware of any mock draft that had him going in the first round. then again, I might have missed one of those foolish things.

May 1, 2013  10:31 AM ET

You're right, Tx...no mock drafts had him going in the first round. First, few teams needed a QB. Most teams have their guy or addressed that issue during FA. And the ones that did need a QB didn't think he was worthy of a first round pick. He's just not that good. Add to that teams had other needs to address first.

The reason the Jets waited till a later round is they wanted a CB to replace Revis.

We heard going in that there were very few players in the first round truly worthy of a first round pick but that meant that the later rounds had depth - and that's why some teams traded out of the first.

May 1, 2013  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

You're right, Tx...no mock drafts had him going in the first round. First, few teams needed a QB. Most teams have their guy or addressed that issue during FA. And the ones that did need a QB didn't think he was worthy of a first round pick. He's just not that good. Add to that teams had other needs to address first. The reason the Jets waited till a later round is they wanted a CB to replace Revis. We heard going in that there were very few players in the first round truly worthy of a first round pick but that meant that the later rounds had depth - and that's why some teams traded out of the first.

That being said, this idiot only comes across as a cry baby. What was the agent supposed to do, create a need when no team had one in the first round??? Good luck dealing with this head case!!!

May 1, 2013  11:00 AM ET

OMG...another OchoStinko!

May 1, 2013  11:05 AM ET

The NFL has told college students to not get an agent because of the collective bargaining agreement, the salary scale is set in stone and an agent can not do anything to enhance your contract.

That being said why did he even have an agent? let alone agents?

This guy has a Brady Quinn type career written all over him, I am actually starting to feel bad for Jet fans.

May 1, 2013  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I am actually starting to feel bad for Jet fans.

now let's not go totally overboard here!! HA!!

May 1, 2013  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

...This guy has a Brady Quinn type career written all over him, I am actually starting to feel bad for Jet fans.

LMAO!!

May 1, 2013  12:42 PM ET

Kinda my thoughts exactly, TX. If he had played better ball - he may have gone in the first round. If RGIII or Luck had come out this year they'd have flown off the board.

The guy just wasn't worth a first round pick. Lack of skills and most teams had more important needs.

This doesn't bode well for the Jets.

May 1, 2013  12:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Jets are a bad team.

Strike up the band and let the circus continue. Geno is off to a nice start. He should fit in great with the rest of the misfits.

May 1, 2013  01:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

. . . This guy has a Brady Quinn type career written all over him, I am actually starting to feel bad for Jet fans.

Agreed . . . rough times ahead for that guy. looking on the bright side, with Tebow's exit maybe Asif will seize the opportunity to go into hibernation for a few months.

May 1, 2013  01:55 PM ET

many, many players are better in their own minds than they are on the field...... and a few are even better in their GM's mind than as seen by the rest of the world LOL!

May 1, 2013  03:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

many, many players are better in their own minds than they are on the field...... and a few are even better in their GM's mind than as seen by the rest of the world LOL!

hmmm..what do you mean???? HA!!!

May 1, 2013  04:33 PM ET

Oh I have no doubt that all players think they're better than people think they are - but you don't fire your agent over it, especially at a time when you're about to negotiate a contract.

Hell, James Harrison ring any bells? He wanted more money than we were willing to give him so he takes his services on the road and remained unclaimed for a while. Finally he was picked up by Cincy at 2M.

Honey Badger was also upset about not being taken in round one. "I'm better than this".

On the field, yeah - but it's habit of abusing the bong off the field that had you drop that low. He failed over TEN drug tests at LSU. NFL teams tend to frown on you when you fail that many drug tests and get kicked out of school.

They're funny that way.

Maybe Geno saw what happened with RGIII and thought himself in that same caliber and therefore assumed it would work for him that way. Thing is, RGIII can actually throw with great accuracy. He really was worth a #1 pick.

But hey Geno - how about instead of whining about where you think you should have gone, you use this as motivation to go prove everyone wrong?

 
May 1, 2013  08:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

But hey Geno - how about instead of whining about where you think you should have gone, you use this as motivation to go prove everyone wrong?

If he were smart, he would take a page or 2 out of the Tom Brady book of motivation. I don't know if he has those smarts given how he has started his career.

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