Agents Reportedly Advised Jets QB Geno Smith To Skip Senior Bowl

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  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin Staff Member

    More drama continues to rise from the smoldering ashes of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith's alliance with Select Sports Group.

    Citing a source in Smith's camp, Deadspin's Barry Petchesky reported Wednesday that Smith's decision to fire his agents was rooted in the agency's failure to be proactive in bettering Smith's position when it became apparent the quarterback could fall in the 2013 NFL Draft.

    According to the source, Smith wanted to play in the Senior Bowl, but was convinced by his agent to skip it. Smith was criticized for sitting out the event, which serves as an invaluable selling tool for draft prospects.

    Smith also was disappointed, according to the source, when his agents failed to combat the wave of negative publicity caused by a negative scouting report written by Pro Football Weekly and finally, Smith felt betrayed when two clients of agent Jeff Nalley signed with teams that seemed to be possible NFL landing spots for Smith -- Chase Daniel with the Kansas City Chiefs and Kevin Kolb with the Buffalo Bills.

    Source: NFL.com
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  2. Fez

    Fez Chicharooney!!!

    IMO that's lame. Multiple players skip the senior bowl every year and they turn out to be first rounders anyway. You know how to counter the potential negativity? You work your butt off and put on a show on your pro day, you interview well at the Combine, among other things.

    How long until Geno starts blaming his failures on the OL, on the running game, on the lack of weapons on offense, on the scheme... have we had any rookie with a more glaring "BUST" sign all over him since JaWalrus Russell?
  3. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    Ask Matt Gleenon how much the Senior Bowl can help. Dropped him two whole rounds.

    My guess is Smith would have went on the fourth had he actually played on the game and not been able to feast on Tavon Austin and Steadman Bailey mismatchs

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    Last edited: May 2, 2013
  4. mj1987us26

    mj1987us26 Super

    You beat me to the punch damn it.
  5. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    There was a very good reason why he was advised to skip it lol

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  6. K Train

    K Train Do You Honeycutt?

    It brought him so much notoriety you changed his name from Mike Glennon to Matt Gleenon

    Didnt geno throw at the combine? Thats the problem here, not skipping the senior bowl
  7. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member

    Or maybe it was that he was playing games, tweeting, facebook ing, texting during his meetings with potential teams.
  8. Fez

    Fez Chicharooney!!!

    And that the tape didn't scream "#1 pick!!!".
  9. mtzninersfan

    mtzninersfan 1st Stringer

    Ya know I dont know Geno, but I know what attitude he needs. "If you want something done right do it yourself." From a lot of what I've read though he doesnt seem super passionate about football.

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