For the New York Jets it’s a SNAFU – situation Normal all fouled up ~ again.
For yet another year the Jets don’t have a stable Quarterback situation:
Geno Smith’s personal conduct has again come to haunt him, but to a larger extent, his team and all Jets fans who want one, and only one, question answered.
Can Geno Smith be a viable quarterback in the NFL?
Jets Fans may not get an answer to this question in this, his third year.
This time it comes down to not his abilities, but rather his lack thereof.
In a situation with a teammate IK Enemkpali, that clearly easily could have and should have been resolved long ago; Geno Smith not only let it escalate, he instigated what resulted in his jaw being broken in two places.
Geno Smith is wisely not “pressing” charges with local police per reports.
His now former teammate threw a jaw breaking knockout punch when Smith ( as told by IK immediately after the occurrence stated Clark) Pointed his finger in his rookie teammates face and stated “there’s nothing you’re gonna do about it“.
Imagine a grown man cultivated to play and be violent, in a game that celebrates such behavior, reacting to this statement by taking exception and showing him what he’s “gonna do about it”.
Fan and Media noise immediately became deafening. How could a teammate entering his second year treat the teams celebrated leader in such a fashion.
After all, Geno Smith has given his team everything he has.
Forget his missing team meetings. His abrupt behavior on an airline. His cursing out a fan after a bad performance and now his pointing of his finger in a man’s face declaring, nay, challenging him saying there’s nothing you’re gonna do.
Forget all that, Geno has been a model teammate, giving everything to his craft.
How could anyone condone such behavior by a second year player. A menial backup outside line backer. Who’s he? compared to the exalted ruler, the appointed quarterback three years running who’s play single handedly forced an entire regime change.
He’s the teams star! Lauded by his backer, then general manager John Idzik as the teams saviour. Idzik wasn’t alone and although he fired everyone associated with Smith’ miserable play, team owner Woody Johnson, whilst firing management at the podium on that cold December 29th day, he himself again expressed his faith in the exalted ruler of the team, Geno Smith.
Geno Smith is the picture of a team first player!
While only hours after his jaw surgery he was out in the parking lot throwing the old pigskin around showing how tough he is.
Caution be damned, Smith saw no reason for any protective gear.
No errant ball was going to hit him in the surgically repaired jaw and re-injure him!
Man oh man, now that’s toughness. That’s maturity. That’s the makings of an NFL star.
It is however a little disturbing when no teammate rushed to Geno Smith’s aide during or after the event.
Sure the other guy was getting calls from teammates to check on him, he was fired immediately for sticking up for himself, I mean who couldn’t understand that.
It got so bad, so much press, that former roommate, wide receiver Brandon Marshall had to come out this week and state that Geno did nothing wrong.
I must have grown up in a different era, well yeah, it was a different time. We had no gameboys, no Madden NFL.
It was brutal. We had to play football and baseball out in the streets for heaven’s sake.
It was a different time…
It was so terrible growing up in New York in those days that we had to actually fight to protect ourselves, our family honor and our belongings.
We were so poor we didn’t even own handguns!
Today growing up on the couch playing all the games the world has to offer must seem tough to today’s youth.
They effortlessly kill others with the click of a button. Destroy the world with their thumb… But this electronic age has failed to teach them how to actually survive and protect themselves, let alone street smarts and maturity.
Be outraged! Speak your mind!
This is 2015, a much gentler time where we accept everything as okay. Anything goes and you can say and do to me whatever you want without repercussions or so it would seem by the minority uproar.
Meanwhile the New York Jets have signed four quarterbacks to the team.
Thanks for everything Geno Smith. It’s been a wild ride. Good end to the ’13 Season, perfect game at the end of the ’14 Season. Every coach fired. 4 – 12 record, but through it all you remain our leader. Why it’s almost as if you can do no wrong. Or is it simply that the teams options are so limited?
All Jets fans wanted to see this year was could you do it. Could you play, read a defense, throw an accurate ball, could you win now.
Fitzpatrick, Flynn, Petty, Heaps and some fans, despite a powerful defense on paper, are hoping for an 8 – 8 season.
It’s no wonder people are appalled when someone throws a punch.
They’ve never actually have ever had to do that. Never protected their family and belongings. Never joined the U.S. Armed forces.
They’ve never had to ________.
Please support Geno in the comments section.
Feel free to express your outrage at the nameless player who threw the punch.
Explain how wrong it was.