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Joe Namath: 'Nothing to me is outstanding' about Geno Smith

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
 
June 30, 2014 2:05 pm ET
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Geno_Smith_Joe_Namath_Sigh_Broadway.jpgJoe Namath says 'nothing to me is outstanding' about Geno Smith. (USATSI)

 

 

 

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Joe Namath is a harsh critic of his New York Jets and a harsh critic of quarterbacks. So you know he's got plenty to say about Geno Smith heading into the quarterback's second year.

 

Speaking with Peter Schwartz of WFAN.com, Namath called Geno "pretty good" but said "nothing to me is outstanding."

 

"I don't see anything outstanding about him. He's not an outstanding passer. He's not an outstanding runner. He's good, but nothing jumps out at me with intangibles that I'm not aware of because I'm not there on an everyday [basis]," Namath said. "I haven't seen anything really extra special from Geno, and that's not to be negative at all. The guy performed really darn well on a professional level against guys that were so much better than he's ever played against. The upside of Geno is going to be strong. The upside is grasping his offense versus the defenses he sees.

 

 

"Just looking at him physically, what's outstanding about his running ability? What's outstanding about his passing ability? Nothing to me is outstanding about it, but it's pretty good."

 

In reality, "pretty good" is a fair assessment of Smith through his first season. He wasn'toutstanding as a rookie.

 

But who would be in that situation? Geno dealt with a high-pressure situation (starting for the Jets) and handled the scrutiny of stealing time from Mark Sanchez well. He didn't get much help at receiver or tight end, or even in the running game.

 

At times he made bad throws. But at other times he shone. It's far too early to make a concrete assessment on him as a future quarterback (although competing against Michael Vick won't help his immediate prospects), which is kind of what Namath did, just without the eloquence needed to avoid headlines and sound bytes pointing to his distaste for Geno.

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#SideEyeGeno

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I see what you did there Namath!

 

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AHHHHH NAMATH WHYYYYYYY

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Quick, someone point out how multimillionaire transcendent icon who has crushed more supermodels than Leo DiCaprio and Cristiano Ronaldo combined is really just a thirsty loser drunk with Alzheimer's from their mother's Kindle.

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I'm actually more confident about geno right now. Namath is always wrong.

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I think "pretty good" is an accurate assessment. If I'm correct, Santonio Holmes, Jeremy Kerley and Stephen Hill only played in one or two games together all of last year. Geno had a total of 11 different targets at WR last year along with about 3 or 4 at TE and no solid back field catcher with Goodson on his 4 game suspension then on IR after his 2nd game back from suspension. 

 

IF Geno can get stability around Decker and Chris Johnson in the passing game his upside will be crazy. If Nelson is in fact that dark horse and Hill brings it together in his 3rd year the Jets offense can for sure be top 15-20 in the league. With our defense that spells "Playoff Contention". 

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Quick, someone point out how multimillionaire transcendent icon who has crushed more supermodels than Leo DiCaprio and Cristiano Ronaldo combined is really just a thirsty loser drunk with Alzheimer's from their mother's Kindle.

 

These are not mutually exclusive propositions.

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I would take pretty good QB play in a heartbeat because we haven't had that here in a long long time!

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Quick, someone point out how multimillionaire transcendent icon who has crushed more supermodels than Leo DiCaprio and Cristiano Ronaldo combined is really just a thirsty loser drunk with Alzheimer's from their mother's Kindle.

Beating tomato cans in meaningless December games means EVERYTHING. 

 

Smith sucks. Namath is too polite to say so in 2 words.

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Quick, someone point out how multimillionaire transcendent icon who has crushed more supermodels than Leo DiCaprio and Cristiano Ronaldo combined is really just a thirsty loser drunk with Alzheimer's from their mother's Kindle.

 

Joe Namath is a guy who thought Sanchez was good.

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Joe Namath is a guy who thought Sanchez was good.

No. During "Hard Knocks" Namath pointed out a flaw in how Pick 6 took a snap,and Pick 6 treated him like a crazy old coot instead of listening. Would say the Old Guy saw something and the dip sheet ignored him. 

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Beating tomato cans in meaningless December games means EVERYTHING. 

 

Smith sucks. Namath is too polite to say so in 2 words.

 

How does Namath feel about Matt Simms?

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his ability to convert turnovers into millions of dollars is a pretty neat trick

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No. During "Hard Knocks" Namath pointed out a flaw in how Pick 6 took a snap,and Pick 6 treated him like a crazy old coot instead of listening. Would say the Old Guy saw something and the dip sheet ignored him. 

 

Um, yes he did.  Regardless of a 30 second exchange on Hard Knocks..

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No. During "Hard Knocks" Namath pointed out a flaw in how Pick 6 took a snap,and Pick 6 treated him like a crazy old coot instead of listening. Would say the Old Guy saw something and the dip sheet ignored him. 

 

This is only 1 example. From 1 year ago - May 22, 2013 (3 seasons after that Hard Knocks exchange):

 

Namath went all-in on supporting incumbent quarterback Mark Sanchez. “I know that Sanchez is going to play better,” he said. “He went through some major distractions last year. No matter how much you say, ‘It doesn’t bother me, that’s not a focus-breaker,’ bull. I promise you you’ll see a different guy this year."

 

And by "different guy," Namath means a different Sanchez, not an entirely different quarterback, though he allowed that's not completely off the table. "Even if he’s not with the Jets, he’s going to play as long as he wants to," Namath said. "He’s that good. He’ll get another job. As long as he stays healthy, he’s going to stay in the NFL."Namath went all-in on supporting incumbent quarterback Mark Sanchez. “I know that Sanchez is going to play better,” he said. “He went through some major distractions last year. No matter how much you say, ‘It doesn’t bother me, that’s not a focus-breaker,’ bull. I promise you you’ll see a different guy this year."

 

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/shutdown-corner/joe-namath-faith-mark-sanchez-doesn-t-understand-163436802.html

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These are not mutually exclusive propositions.

Joe Namath is a guy who thought Sanchez was good.

I surrender.

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I've had enough of Namath. He's hardly an opinion that matters.

Why is his opinion always news?

Jeez. Go away, Joe.

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I've had enough of Namath. He's hardly an opinion that matters.

Why is his opinion always news?

Jeez. Go away, Joe.

 

as opposed to the opinion of JN forum expert analysts and every blogger under the sun? if the Jets ever have another QB who even sniffs a Super Bowl, maybe people will stop asking Joe his opinion. otherwise, enjoy Joe's opinion til he's dead.

 

BTW: he's not wrong. we've seen NOTHING outstanding about Geno thus far. he's been "pretty good" and could improve. OMFG HOW DARE HE POINT OUT THE PREVIOUSLY STATED AND BLATANTLY OBVIOUS!?!?

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I will take  a pretty good QB considering what we have had to deal with- over the years remains to be seen if Geno can be pretty good

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Oh...I don't post much, but many of my posts have stated how pathetic our QB situation is.

I'm just sick of Joe. id rather hear grudrns opinion or jaworskis opinion. I definitely would rather hear kleckos opinion for that matter. I hOpe he embarrasses himself again on national TV.

...now I have an even bigger reason to hope I'm wrong about Geno. Stick a sock in it, Joe! YOU DRUNKARD!!!!

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do any other team's fans hate the players that brought them glory? or is that a special thing that is unique to New York?

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Oh...I don't post much, but many of my posts have stated how pathetic our QB situation is.

I'm just sick of Joe. id rather hear grudrns opinion or jaworskis opinion. I definitely would rather hear kleckos opinion for that matter. I hOpe he embarrasses himself again on national TV.

...now I have an even bigger reason to hope I'm wrong about Geno. Stick a sock in it, Joe! YOU DRUNKARD!!!!

 

 

you can hear Klecko's opinion on Geno on every postgame.

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as opposed to the opinion of JN forum expert analysts and every blogger under the sun? if the Jets ever have another QB who even sniffs a Super Bowl, maybe people will stop asking Joe his opinion. otherwise, enjoy Joe's opinion til he's dead.

 

BTW: he's not wrong. we've seen NOTHING outstanding about Geno thus far. he's been "pretty good" and could improve. OMFG HOW DARE HE POINT OUT THE PREVIOUSLY STATED AND BLATANTLY OBVIOUS!?!?

 

Maybe it's that he's pointing out the blatantly obvious.  Namath has essentially become a troll, offering zero insight and making statements that will garner him attention.  He's no different than Francessa in this way, except, Joe also seems to still want to be the team mascot, and he can't have it both ways.

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