Posted May 10, 2013

Jets rookie QB Geno Smith’s first day assessment of himself: ‘It’s an F’

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Jets quarterback Geno Smith said he would give himself an "F" for the first day of practice.  (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jets quarterback Geno Smith said he would give himself an “F” for the first day of practice. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith practiced with the team on Friday for the first time and didn’t give himself a very good grade.

Smith spoke to the media after practice and said he doesn’t resent any criticism he received in pre-draft scouting reports calling him lazy and questioning his leadership skills. Smith received his playbook from the team the night he was drafted and said he has been hitting the books.

Smith completed 6 of 10 passes during 11-on-11 team drills in his first practice.  He went  11 of 15 in 7-on-7 drills, taking 20 of 25 snaps under center, according to the New York Daily News.

“I’ve been studying my butt off. “I’ve been in the playbook learning formations and learning protections. I’m going to be tough on myself,” Smith said. “So I don’t even want to do it. I’ll let the coaches do the grading. If I’d say, it’s an F. Because I want to be A+… Hey, that’s just the way I do things.”


69 comments
Robert18
Robert18

you know u should probably learn to read media reports before u judge what a player says like u for instance u fail to see one key thing they quoted geno like this "Because I want to be A+… Hey, that’s just the way I do things.”  the ... lets u know that something was said in between and if u know anything about media u can never assume how much or what it was in between there so i wouldnt be so quick to judge.

Edward1
Edward1

Because, Hey...that's just how Geno is. 

 

As sooooon as this dude gets the nod to start...in his head, he'll have arrived and settle into 'just get by' mode, just like Vince Young. He's already talking like getting in his playbook work is something he should be congratulated for...which tells you he thinks he's already gone above and beyond. Nooo, you are a quarterback, Geno...at a bare minimum, you are paid to know all the plays. No gold stickers, workaholic. Thanks for telling everybody you're working hard. It means everything...the haters will never question you again.

 

Hate him already. 

fothgt
fothgt

 @Edward1 Why do you hate him? Is is a black thing? Vince Young may have not made it. That happens to many quarterbacks. Ryan Leaf, Jeff George and many others have stunk up the NFL. Do you hate them? Heck, Eli Manning has won 2 Superbowls, but he has stunk up the league as well. And how did he ever win his first SB MVP is beyond me. The defense held the most potent offense in the history of the NFL to 14 points and Eli gets the MVP. 

BY
BY like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @fothgt  @Edward1

 I'm no  NY Giant fan. He won the SB MVP because he took them the length of the field and won the game with his arm.

joeshine730
joeshine730

Geno does not possess the mental intelligence to lead an NFL team. Just look at Geno and tell us that Geno appears to be bright?

Ralph10
Ralph10

CJ101 - Tried to read them but had to stop.  You are so right!!!

CJ101
CJ101 like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 3 Like

People are stupid. Read the comments below and tell me I am wrong.

dt
dt

That's funny because the Jets picking him up was an F and so will their play this season

wallyw
wallyw

Geno is a bright young man.  I don't think the playbook will be his enemy.

joeshine730
joeshine730

Geno was a dirt road scholar as his head funny as it looks tells all.

fothgt
fothgt

 @joeshine730 Man it must be tough for many criticizing a guy drafted in the NFL! In the best market ever. He better not make it,  because if he makes it there, he will not have to make it anywhere....else! Go Geno, hope you have a tremendous career in New York and let all the sad sack haters drown in jealousy!

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

Let's see a pic of you, chief.  Bet there's a lot about you much uglier than the shape of Geno Smith's skull.

alfredwells
alfredwells like.author.displayName 1 Like

I guess Gino didn't get the memo; if you didn't get a good grade, its obviously due to racism.

MattBugaj
MattBugaj

 @alfredwells Better watch out or he'll come out of the closet and then become a gay saint with Jason Collins.

joeshine730
joeshine730

With challenging ever changing NFL defenses and different sets and blitz packages do the Jets really expect Cooked head Geno to actually be smart enough to read the defense???  NO

fothgt
fothgt

 @joeshine730 And how many of the last whatever amount quarterbacks the Jets have had in the last zillion years read defenses, where smart, leaders, and won SuperBowls? One championship and thats it! How many smart quarterbacks have they had. NONE! So who is dumb! It is amazing to me that people are trashing this guy. Well like I said, compare him to all the smart quarterbacks in Jets history. Smart, Smart, Read Defenses, Win Championships, Heck even make the playoffs and other than Namath, no one! Do you hear me? No one. So leave Geno alone! One more point, Jets drafted Ken Obrien before Dan Marino and get this, chances are they would not have one a championship with Marino, because he never won one. Jets can't win for losing. Hope Geno wins one! 

mannythegoat
mannythegoat

 @joeshine730 Phrenology, bro?  Really? What do you think that says about you're overall intellect? Not a whole lot. What is this, Antebellum Georgia? Just admit that you think he's dumb because he's got... dark skin.

joeshine730
joeshine730

Look at the shape of Geno's head? It's misshapen oblong deformity does not spell out smarts.

Bahia
Bahia

Interesting to see what will happen at this position.  Sanchez is a pocket passer, and Smith probably was given passing plays out of the pocket.  Jets could have a big mess on their hand with the type of passing offense they want to have.  As Smith gains the confidence of the coaches, I think the playbook is going to be re-written.  Otherwise, I see Smith replacing Sanchez as the starting QB midway into the season.

demmario
demmario

Wait until sundays...this doesnt mean a thing. Neither good nor positive...if he doesnt beat out mark sanchez and start from day one...he doesnt belong in this league.

joeshine730
joeshine730

 @demmario Geno's bent head say it all about geno's brain power which is little.

mannythegoat
mannythegoat

 @joeshine730  @demmario 

 "Says" it all. "Says." You can't call out brain power and mess up simple grammar. There are rules, man.

MattBugaj
MattBugaj

 @roberts126 The Geno-man is not the issue here. Joeshine! Joeshine730 peed on your rug! You're out of your element.

larrybradford
larrybradford

This guy can't read a play book and understand what is going on, how in the hell do you think he will survive in NYC. He won't. It is clearly a consensus, except for the jets, that this guy is at best a week back up.....

mannythegoat
mannythegoat

 @larrybradford 

 

You're calling out a guy for not being able to pick up an entire NFL playbook in a couple weeks, and you don't know the difference between "week" and "weak"? You guys are all clowns.

trei10131983
trei10131983

you can't talk dude.  Look at your spelling of week.  Should be weak. 

blackeaglejay
blackeaglejay

 @larrybradford

 Exactly how do you know that he cant read a playbook? 6 of 10 and 11 of 15 suggest differently anyways.

larrybradford
larrybradford

 @blackeaglejay   Watch the Steve Mariucci interview with him. It will tell you all. I don't have a problem with Smith, but after that interview I was underwhelmed.

joeshine730
joeshine730

 @blackeaglejay  @larrybradford Geno's misshapened head speaks volumes and shouts out dumbness. Look at that Dome on geno?

Robert18
Robert18

 @joeshine730   The only thing we know for certain from your relentless amount of pointless and immature posts is that geno is obviously smarter then you at the very least, otherwise your posts mean nothing besides maybe your really vein considering you actually care enough about the shape of someones head to pass judgement on them even though its common knowledge; which im sure you know; that this isnt an indicator of anything.

blackeaglejay
blackeaglejay

 @JohnP Nah, not a troll, sorry. I didnt come here to make racial comments about his intelligence or his obong head. Wanna try that again?  Angry because I called you out on your "One practice and he cant read playbooks" stunt?

 

JohnP
JohnP

 @blackeaglejay  Speaking of  troll: You just jump right in an throw shots at people then you put your hypocrit hat on and call them trolls. Classic Troll Syndrome

JohnP
JohnP

 @blackeaglejay  @larrybradford You said it: 11-15 in 7-7 drills says he can't read a playbook. 

JohnP
JohnP

 @blackeaglejay  And you sire make assumptions. Here, I'll set you straight: I could have completed more than 6 passes like you said. 

blackeaglejay
blackeaglejay

 @ITATTRACTS  @JohnP

I know comprehension might be tough for JohnP, first practice....he never bragged, he rated himself bad. Armchair knuckleheads like John just dont get the message even if you told him 10 times.

blackeaglejay
blackeaglejay

 @JohnP  @blackeaglejay

 Well you put words in peoples mouth now. I never called you overweight and uncoordinated.  Said you are an armchair QB for making an assessment about a first practice. Easy to comprehend, I know.

ITATTRACTS
ITATTRACTS

 @JohnP  @blackeaglejay beat a dead horse. the guy was simply saying, let the kid play for a few weeks before you start driving the nail in his coffin, not that hard to understand. 

JohnP
JohnP

 @blackeaglejay Making assumptions of other people is amusing as well.  I love how you preface it with: "No offense" and then insult me with your thorough lack of information. You must think I am some old, uncoordinated, overweight jackwagon, which is not the case. Completing 73% of your passes in 7-7 drills is nothing to brag about. You do realize it is seven guys against seven guys right?  

blackeaglejay
blackeaglejay like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @JohnP Really? No offense, but you couldnt even connect on 6 passes in these drills and you are telling me that he cant read a playbook all of a sudden. Armchair QBs are funny. Let the guy play first before you made silly comments on his first practice...lol