Jets | Character issues for Geno Smith?
Thu, 02 May 2013 06:35:00 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith reportedly fell in the NFL Draft because teams are concerned he does not listen to coaches and does not take constructive criticism well. "His biggest problem is that he doesn't know what he doesn't know," said a league executive, who spent extensive time assessing Smith before the draft. "I'm not sure he knows how to take instruction because he pretty much wouldn't listen or talk to our coaches … he's talented. He can sling it, he can fit it into tight spots, he can do a lot of things and I think he wants to be good. But you can't tell him anything right now. He's tuned out because he thinks he's got it all down." Two sources also indicated that when Smith went on some visits to teams, rather than interact with coaches and front-office people, he would spend much of his time on his cell phone, texting friends or reading Twitter. "All these other players who were in there were talking to the coaches, trying to get to know people and he was over there by himself," one of the sources said. "That's not what you want out of your quarterback."
Source: Yahoo! Sports - Jason Cole