Daily Links: Grounded

  • Geno Smith deplanes after reported tiff with flight attendant [New York Daily News]
  • Rob Ryan: I won’t be pressured to cut my hair [PFT]
  • Study: Jets rank ninth in special teams [ESPN NY]
  • Broadway tries to take advantage of Super Bowl [Yahoo!]
  • Mock Draft [Drafttek]
49 comments
jake100
jake100

This just in from a new sports reporting Giant LMZZ, Geno was involved in a minor altercation with a cab driver early this morning. It has been purported that no punches were exchanged but some very hurtful words were launched, lol

jake100
jake100

It seems trivial and it is, but you want your young QB starting out on the right track. Even the smallest incidents with a young player can get much larger if it is not nipped in the bud. I think the Jets will be on top of this. Today its raising your voice on a plane, tomorrow it could be the target parking lot, lol 

DrJonathanReefer
DrJonathanReefer

Jet fans falling for the media bait so easy.

Nonstory..wake me when geno rapes somebody like Big Ben or beats dogs to death like Vick.

jake100
jake100

I like Geno but he has to represent the team with the highest standards even off the field. Even if he is in the right and was wronged, he should have not escalated the situation into a verbal brawl that made headlines. He calmly should have complied and then took action with the authorities or their supervisors in calm manner afterwards. That his how a professional QB should act, I am sure Idzik will remind him.

jake100
jake100

You can bet that the Jets PR will make the flight attendants look like the big bad wolf, but behind closed doors Geno will be standing tall before the man! Idzik in  no way wants the circus coming back to town.

bradysucks
bradysucks

Between Favre, Sanchez, and Smith the Jets are on a roll. We've got weiner pictures, GQ spreads, Fu Man Chu's, buttfumbles, public nudity for all to view on youtube, banishment from airports etc.........


These guys sure know how to thank Woody Johnson for paying them the big bucks,,,




Pat d
Pat d

Looks like Geno is the @ss I thought he was.

Joe De Sr.
Joe De Sr.

Geno's head is in the clouds! Too much money and no real QB talent. The Jets will never be winners with dumb Geno. imagine him stacking up to a Peyton or Brady! Funny. He says he couldn't here the steward because of the ear phones. A normal person would have removed them immediately when being addressed, especially on an aircraft!

bradysucks
bradysucks

Lol - true

Wake me when the Jets have a QB who is rated in the top 20 in the NFL.....and I don't mean in turnovers where Geno and Sanchez are # 1

__fense
__fense

@jake100 Pretty much all reports past the first one have said that that's exactly what he did. He got off the plane voluntarily and then spoke to the airline supervisor and the police before leaving the airport. 

levi
levi

@bradysucks Just imagine if we add Jonny Football to the mix....

Malty by nature
Malty by nature

@Pat d As a person who went to WVU for two of the years he was there and I have friends that interacted with him on a regular basis, that is far from the truth. He is a very nice man. Everyone has there moments, but on the whole he is a respectful and well grounded human being.

bradysucks
bradysucks

@Pat d 


Well it looks pretty bad when your QB of the future isn't smart enough to stay out of trouble at an airport of all places!!

I still wouldn't say Geno is a bad guy though, Young people do dumb things. It happens. It's not like he assaulted anybody or stole anything. 

Still it is true that being MEANO SMITH is probably not the best idea. I don't think it fits too well with Woody Johnson's corporate image of paradise in Jetsville

levi
levi

@Pat d Its hard to say because there were conflicting stories if you read the article.

__fense
__fense

@bradysucks Geno isn't #1 in turnovers. Have you already turned on him too?

Bytor
Bytor

I have a feeling you'll be woken up by the end of next year.

bradysucks
bradysucks

I will happily add Johnny Football....We should be so lucky. He would turn the franchise around (and if he did I'd happily take the partying that comes with him)

Pat d
Pat d

@bradysucks

I agree 100%

Pat d
Pat d

Anyone that gives a flight attendant, a waiter or any other person just trying to make a living a hard time is a jerk. From what I see Geno is just another athlete that thinks they are untitled to do what ever they want. To be honest that is the impression I got the day he walked out onto the stage when the Jets drafted him.

bradysucks
bradysucks

Geno is a turnover machine.....and saying this fact doesn't mean I've turned on him but it does mean he needs to improve in this area! Turnovers lose games and a QB who is prone to turnover the football is a big problem, especially when that QB is not throwing a lot of TD's

gjet93
gjet93

If he loses his poise with a flight attendant and makes bad decisions on board a flight it brings into question decision making on the field.

__fense
__fense

@bradysucks Have you ever had a flight attendant rip your ear buds from your ears and throw them on the floor? 

DrJonathanReefer
DrJonathanReefer

Well if he was kicked off you think they would have filed a report..but they did not.

bradysucks
bradysucks

Reefer - have you ever booked a flight, gone to the airport, waited to be seated, boarded the plane, and then said to yourself "I think I'll just get off this flight and leave of my own accord?" Seems a bit odd.

While Geno was at it he just decided he will have a chat with airport security because it sounds like a nice way to spend the day (lol)...

None of us know the facts....but we all know this is a strange situaton. Going to the airport is an ordeal. You don't just leave flights once you've boarded them...of your own accord

DrJonathanReefer
DrJonathanReefer

To bad most reports say He left the and on his own accord not kicked off.

bradysucks
bradysucks

@levi @bradysucks 


I agree with everything you just said.....


and some flight attendants are just rude and on power trips.....I get it....


However, ususually when you get kicked off an airplane they give you a warning first....


Geno had a rocky rookie year....He should be on his best behavior. This isn't going to help him solidify the job going into next season. We're talking about a guy in Geno who was a turnover machine as a rookie,,,,,,and now he is being booted off of commercial airplanes......


Woody Johnson just got done with Favre, Sanchez, and Tebow......Woody can't be happy about his new QB being in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.....The NFL is a BUSINESS and this is bad for business.....and don't think Woody Johnson doesn't know this

levi
levi

@bradysucks Ive been saying for weeks we should draft another QB. Although Geno did improve down the stretch we dont know how good he will be. Im as sick of poor QB play as you are and just want a good one. But I also dont think him arguing with a flight attendant should come into play. For all I know she could of been a royal bltch. I think we've all run across a few of those.

bradysucks
bradysucks

@levi @bradysucks 


There are NO sure things when drafting a QB. The only sure thing is that if you don't draft one you will never hit on a franchise QB. You have to take your swings and if you miss then you miss....


If it was so easy then Brady wouldn't have been a 6th round pick and Aaron Rodgers wouldn't have fallen to the bottom of round 1. Brees fell to round 2. Russell Wilson was drafted in round 3. 


The only sure thing QB I remember being drafted was Peyton Manning. Just about every other guy drafted at QB since Manning  has had questions about whether or not  he was NFL ready.


Manziel will never make it where the Jets pick anyway. Somebody will draft him early and take the risk of hitting on a guy who can change their franchise into a winner for a decade

levi
levi

@bradysucks Hes exciting to watch Im just not confident in his future with the NFL. 


BTW I judge QBs by their play on the field not from naked youtube videos. So an upgrade for me has to outperform on the field.

bradysucks
bradysucks

@levi @bradysucks 


I don't fall in love with QB's.....but I would gladly take a shot at upgrading the QB position with Johnny Football. He has great mobility, a decent arm, and he has yet to get kicked off any airplanes, buttfumble, or post a nude video on youtube, Sounds like an upgrade to me.

levi
levi

@bradysucks And when he stinks it up I expect a complete 180 from you.

bradysucks
bradysucks

@Bigfoo7 


If you read what I wrote I defended Geno....I said one incident doesn't make him a bad guy. I know he had a bad day, However, he is a professional QB in the NFL and he just went through a rookie orientation sponsored by the NFL where these guys are warned about these types of things happening. He should know better if he wants to lead the Jets......Part of being the Jets QB in NY is you are always representing the NY Jets 


This is Not rocket science

Bigfoo7
Bigfoo7

The guy had a bad day. Get off his jock. The only reason Brady doesn't get thrown off of planes for throwing a tantrum is he owns the thing.

__fense
__fense

@Pat d Did I miss a part of the story? What's the Flight crew and pilot's side? I'm not aware that they gave an account. And even so, it's the people close to the flight crew or pilot (the airline) also have people whose job it is to put a positive spin on this? Is the airports PR people somehow more likely to be telling the truth than Geno's PR people? Or are you, like a lot of Jets fans, just looking for an excuse to demonize anyone that's on the team, because you'd rather complain than be successful?

davem
davem

Surely that is illegal Bob. Throw a flag somebody

a57se
a57se

@Pat d 

I've flown hundreds of times in my life and never had a flight attendant rip;earphones off of me. I've never even had an argument with a flight crew member. I have found them to routinely be some of the nicest and most helpful people I have encountered.

joemustgo
joemustgo

@Pat d I think your perception of Geno as a person is completely biased by your perception of his as a QB. If he had a rookie year like Russell Wilson I suspect your opinion of the "incident" would be very different.

Pat d
Pat d

Like I said you can beleive what side you want. The people close to Geno whose job is to put a positive spin on this or the flight crew and pilot.

levi
levi

@Pat d He might be a tool I honestly dont know. I also dont really care I just want him to be a good QB. Im pretty sure Brady is a jerk but Pats fans dont seem to mind because hes good.

joemustgo
joemustgo

@Pat d So his "crime" is not removing his headset while the cabin door was still open and his punishment was having them snatched away (possible right off his head) and thrown on the ground? I think Geno has the stronger case. How would you have reacted?

Pat d
Pat d

Rewatch the video. I haven't made my mind up on Geno but my first impression was this guy is a jerk. And as far as conflicting reports who you beleive is up to you, the flight crew and pilot or sources close to Geno. Sounds like both sides are doing their job.

levi
levi

@Pat d C'mon dude,  Im not even a big Geno fan and I think thats ridiculous. So you made up your mind and passed judgement on him when he walked up to the podium?  Please tell me more about your insight.

joemustgo
joemustgo

@Pat d Wow, you can see that deeply into a person's character from a couple of contradictory articles (one from TMZ, no less) and a few seconds of videotape of what was probably the happiest moment of Geno's life? That's quite a talent. You should become a police profiler, or maybe a district attorney.