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Geno Smith doesn't resent criticism, gives debut an 'F'

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07:39 AM ET 05.11 | Text it and tweet it: On his first day on the job, Geno Smith began answering his critics. The Jets rookie quarterback, who has faced a ton of criticism in the two weeks since he was drafted, performed well on his first day of rookie minicamp. Smith's passes had zip, he commanded the huddle and performed even better after practice in a 15-minute session with reporters. Smith has been called a "brat" and ripped for being on his cell phone during pre-draft interviews, sending text messages and looking at Twitter. Yesterday, Smith said none of the anonymous shots have bothered him. I don't resent any of it," he said. "I don't pay attention to any of it. I just focus on what I can control and that's being a Jet quarterback, being a great teammate and just getting better as a quarterback daily." Asked what grade he would give himself for his first practice, Smith humbly said an "F."

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May 11, 2013  08:15 AM ET

And by virtue of the complete lack of buttfumbles during his time on the field he is now the presumptive starter. Congrats, Kid, but there's still time to join the Witness Relocation Program and get out of there, Geno.

May 11, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Interesting how there's few articles about quality QB's on other teams. Media is focused on the train wreck Jets an whatever QB matter they can scrape up. Sorry for your career Geno, you can't help who drafted you. Play well enough to get traded.

May 11, 2013  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And by virtue of the complete lack of buttfumbles during his time on the field he is now the presumptive starter. Congrats, Kid, but there's still time to join the Witness Relocation Program and get out of there, Geno.

Hey, I was going to mention something about the buttfumble too!

In any event, he's a great athlete, but I just don't see him being a great or even good QB in the league.

May 11, 2013  09:34 AM ET

Yeah, F for Fan Freaking-tastic!


...is what he meant to say.

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May 11, 2013  10:31 AM ET

He's just trying to get ahead of the fans and NY sports writers so he can say, "you heard it here first."

May 11, 2013  12:01 PM ET

I like the kid, but unsure of his NFL chances. The league has a history of dudes who have Tecmo Bowl stats in college just to flame out in the pros (Ware, Klingler, Detmer, etc). New York was the last place to go to get a decent shot at development.

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May 11, 2013  09:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And by virtue of the complete lack of buttfumbles during his time on the field he is now the presumptive starter. Congrats, Kid, but there's still time to join the Witness Relocation Program and get out of there, Geno.

"Buttfumble" should always be capitalized.

May 11, 2013  09:12 PM ET
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Interesting how there's few articles about quality QB's on other teams.

Because other teams' fans won't be screaming for the rookie to start by the middle of the first quarter of opening day.

 
May 12, 2013  02:08 AM ET
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"Buttfumble" should always be capitalized.

I thought New England already capitalized on that fumble.

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