Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
I try to steer clear of that stuff. I don't hear this kid in the huddle. I don't see him watch film.
I see that his teammates seem to enjoy playing with him. I know guys love to play for someone that will stand in the face of a rush, plant his foot and fire - something Geno's always willing to do. I saw him keep bringing his offense on the field and attack every time his defense failed and I heard him fall on grenades for them. I also saw him have a bit of a petulant bitch streak in the Pinstripe Bowl that I wasn't a fan of.
So in the end, if I try to say I know what he is as a leader, I'm kinda talking out my ass. But I do like to get as much information as I can get and if he doesn't throw at the combine, it suggests to me someone that's not quite as confident in himself as I'd like him to be.
I saw that outburst in the Pinstripe Bowl too.
How would you feel if you had geared up for a team that you had never beaten and your coach decided to go into a shell and play to lose?
He had every right to be mad. He should have handled it better.
That outburst to me is something ALL kids do when they get frustrated. It will go away as he ages, probably without ANY coaching at all. It's just part of growing up.