Geno Smith gives himself an F for his first day on the job

AP

Finally, Jets quarterback Geno Smith had a chance to get away from the everything that isn’t football and focus on football.

Sort of.

Offseason workouts, while the closest thing to football before the launch of training camp, give first-year players a chance to show what they can do.  For most, it comes via a rookie minicamp, with all draft picks, undrafted free agents, and tryout-basis players practicing at the same time.

Smith, a second-round pick, spent Friday practicing at the NFL level for the first time.  And he didn’t like his performance.

Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Smith said he’d give himself an F for his first practice.  Isn’t that a little rough?

“I want to be A+ in everything,” Smith said, explaining that he’s his on harshest critic.

Smith also said that he’s a “natural leader” and that he’s been “studying my butt off.”

The humility is encouraging, but here’s hoping he’s the only one consistently deeming his work as worthy of an F.

37 responses to “Geno Smith gives himself an F for his first day on the job

  1. This guy is the next punching bag in a long line of NY Jets QB’s (Foley, Sanchez, Pennington) Good luck with that.

  2. First day of practice and still talking … it’s going to be a long season for him until he learns to avoid the ny media circus.

  3. It’s ok to be self-depricative and all, but he’s only gonna get better if he keeps working hard.

    Attitude is one thing, but work ethic is another. So cut yourself some slack Geno, stop worrying about what people say about you and continue to work hard at your craft.

  4. Props, Geno. What he’s essentially saying now to everyone, especially the media, is that he holds himself to a higher standard than anyone else can possibly hold him to…and that whatever harsh criticism he receives from the outside world simply pales in comparison to the pressure and criticism he puts on himself.

    If this never-satisfied mindset continues, NY is going to embrace is kid big time.

  5. Smith also said that he’s a “natural leader” and that he’s been “studying my butt off.”

    If you have to tell people you’re a natural leader, you’re probably not.

  6. Geno Smith studies film on Joe Montana to learn West Coast offense.

    Geno Smith works over nuances with O-Line in hotel night before rookie mini camp begins

    or

    Geno gives himself an F for first practice.

    I wonder which headline do these guy pick?

  7. Don’t be so harsh, Geno.
    I’m sure you’ll be earning straight D’s by your 3rd NFL season.

  8. @Raider– He’s a QB drafted in the 2nd round. Part of rookie camp is speaking to the media. He is obligated to. He didn’t say anything wrong. He held himself to the same standard at WVU, and was extremely critical of himself. It’s a very good habit to be self-critical, especially since he has always improved on what he found to be a weakness.

    When the article talks about what Geno says about his leadership, its usually because he was ASKED about it. Not too many writers put their ?’s in their articles anymore. How is he supposed to answer it, “I don’t know” “I think so”. No, he came out with a definitive answer that shows confidence.

    Coming from a Raiders fan, whose organization is the diaper stain on the NFL you should keep your mouth shut.

  9. Why is Geno holding a number 1 finger up in that picture? Shouldn’t he be holding two fingers up for a 2nd round draft pick that he has been crying about since the draft?

  10. ah, this blog was like a carcass for the jackals.

    At least they could be creative.
    What does buttfumble have to do with Geno Smith?
    Guess school was let out early today.
    Milk and cookies time.

    (Let me guess, most of the cretins who posted were not Ravens fans, so they should worry about their own team’s needs)

  11. ““I want to be A+ in everything,” Smith said, explaining that he’s his on harshest critic. Smith also said that he’s a “natural leader” and that he’s been “studying my butt off.”

    With the above, Geno sounds more like Cam Newton with each passing day.

  12. Love how assistant shipping clerks here are evaluating leadership qualities.
    They probably shipped something to Australia instead of Austria on their first day.
    PRICELESS!

  13. I would too and I am gonna go out and give this a hole an F for the season you heard it here first. Loser of a player.!!!!!

  14. larrydavid7000 says:May 10, 2013 6:02 PM

    I would too and I am gonna go out and give this a hole an F for the season you heard it here first. Loser of a player.!!!!!

    ‘Bout time you got out. It’ll do you some good.

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