New York Jets quaterback Geno Smith has been in training camp a total of two days, and has made two mistakes. One, he is taking advice from Mark Sanchez, and two, he is TAKING ADVICE FROM MARK SANCHEZ.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, Smith has reportedly been on too-friendly of terms with Sanchez. Smith had this to say:
I appreciate Mark for what he does for me on and off the field,” said Smith. “He helps me, he teaches me, he helps me get acclimated to the pro game and we have a really good relationship. When we’re on the field we encourage one other but we also compete.
Now, I’m all for team spirit and what not, but this just had me downright angry. Geno Smith is a fresh, young talent who needs to learn on his own. It does not make any sense to get taught be someone as inept as Sanchez.
The only reason Sanchez has been reportedly doing better in training camp is because of his ball accuracy. But with the talent Smith has, he can easily improve to be better than Sanchez in that department. And with that talent, there should be nothing for Sanchez to say to assist. He can help with butt-fumbles, interceptions, bad decisions and flinching at corner backs. That’s it.
Imagine, if you will, a carpenter. His furniture is the worst in town, and the quality of his wood is subpar. Would any apprentice want to learn from such a carpenter? No, which is why Geno Smith needs to stop taking any advice and learn on his own.
Or else us Jets fans will have to watch Geno Smith make the same mistakes as his predecessor. Oh the humanity!
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