You all probably heard. On Tuesday, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith got punched in the face by a teammate over $600. Smith will miss up to 10 weeks with a broken jaw. The guy who punched him got released.
And this happened in the locker room. Not on the field in the heat of battle.
Because that’s how the New York Jets roll. And that’s why Geno Smith is a great quarterback.
Because he commands respect in the locker room.
Naturally, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had plenty of thoughts about this. About scuffles on the field. About being a pro. About what should or shouldn’t happen in the locker room. About getting jacked in the face.
Aaron Rodgers had some candid comments on the Geno Smith incident. pic.twitter.com/O4mHinhR9Q
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Rodgers also had this to say to the local guys.
“The thing that Mike’s always stressed — which I think is very important — is it’s a professional environment; it’s not a personal environment,” Rodgers said. “So when you get back in the locker room, that’s where you’re a team again. Being a professional is about leaving stuff on the field and not bringing it in the locker room. Leadership helps with that, but also I think it comes from the top. It’s a mindset that you leave the stuff on the field. You don’t bring it back in the locker room.”
Can you imagine something like this happening in Green Bay?
Of course you can’t.
While we have plenty of issues with the people who run the organization, we can say they’re not a bunch of clowns. Clowns run organizations in places like Cleveland, Jacksonville, Minnesota, and obviously, New York.
And clown shows are entertaining, but they don’t win football games.
Chicago. Detroit. St Louis. Minnesota (worth repeating).
This sort of shit happens when you have an A+ personality combined with a F- intelligence. When you combine a bunch of those dumb bastards together, explosions occur, and body parts break.
Geno owed the dude money, dude kept it real when keeping it real went wrong.
I actually think the Jets will improve with there backup, Geno never stood out with leadership qualities