WVU Players Slam Geno Smith; Rex Ryan Slams WVU
Everyone loves a good battle of back-and-fourth, and that’s exactly what we have going on between Jets head coach Rex Ryan and some WVU Players that recently slammed Jets QB Geno Smith.
“Last year we didn’t have, you know, a lot of leadership,” said Mountaineers running back Dustin Garrison, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
“I feel like last year, we fell apart, at certain moments where we needed to be a team, we weren’t a team.” running back Andrew Buie added.
“What’s different this year is we’re more a team,” offensive lineman Quinton Spain said. “There ain’t no I’s; we don’t depend on nobody. We just depend on all of us at once as a team. So I think this year will be better than last year.
“There wasn’t no team. I could say there was a team early, but once we started losing we saw the I’s come up, so it just hurt the team worse.”
Basically, the consensus from players at WVU is that Geno Smith wasn’t a leader and they’re kind of glad that he’s gone.
Jets coach Rex Ryan however, doesn’t agree with that and slammed Smith’s former teammates.
“It tells me I’m glad my kid never went there,” Ryan, who’s son Seth plays at Clemson, said, via NFL.com. “I don’t get that. Geno was a tremendous player for West Virginia.”
We haven’t seen too much of the leadership so far in the preseason, but Geno is still a young player. He has the confidence in himself however, once telling SiriusXM NFL Radio that if the Chiefs didn’t select him number one overall they would regret it.
They didn’t select him number one overall, and he fell to the Jets in the second round. Now it’s up to him to prove everyone wrong, including those at WVU, by leading a football team.
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