Geno Smith’s Criticism Unwarranted Until Rookie QB Takes Field

May 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Incoming New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith is feeling it from all sides right now. 
He was overlooked in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft by several teams with quarterback woes (Buffalo, Jacksonville and Philadelphia, among others) and wasn't drafted until pick No. 39, when the Jets decided it was time to officially shake things up on offense and get rid of Tim Tebow for good. 
Reports then started leaking about his "Words with Friends" obsession during the first round:
Since then, "inside NFL sources" have been bashing Smith about attitude problems, a lack of passion for the game and an overall disapproval of his skills—all reasons why he slipped in the 2013 draft. 
Give the kid a break. 
Smith just completed an extensive collegiate career at West Virginia, where in his final season he threw for over 4,200 yards, completed 71.2 percent of his passes and also dished out 42 touchdown passes, good for first in the NCAA in ...

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