06:59 AM ET 05.07 | Geno Smith wanted to set the record straight -- or, at least, give his side of the story. Thin-skinned diva? Immature? Spoiled and aloof? Those descriptions, and more, were aimed at Smith for firing his agents, Erik Burkhardt and Jeff Nalley, last week after Smith slid to the second round of the NFL draft. Smith finally responded Monday. "I don't worry about what people say -- my skin is pretty thick," Smith told USA TODAY Sports. "I've never been in trouble." ... As for the open, five-man QB competition and his confidence about his chance to win the starting job? "What more can you ask for?" Smith said. "As of right now, my role as a rookie quarterback is to be a sponge."