Geno Smith has been the subject of a controversial NFL scouting report from Pro Football Weekly's Nolan Nawrocki.
The piece haphazardly projects Smith as a cross between Akili Smith and Aaron Brooks, says he's "not a student of the game, does not command respect from teammates and cannot inspire," is "not committed or focused" and "cannot handle hard coaching." It goes further in saying Smith is a "gimmick, overhyped product of the system lacking the football savvy, work habits and focus to cement a starting job and could drain energy from a QB room. Will be overdrafted and struggle to produce against NFL defensive complexities."
You could argue that a draft prospect evaluation wouldn't need that kind of hyperbole, even if it was true. But the potential first-round pick out of West Virginia who led the nation with 42 touchdown passes last season shook it off recently by saying that it was "untrue in all things."
I don't know much about Pro Football Weekly, but here's what I've written about Geno Smith's development: grantland.com/story/_/id/845…— Smart Football (@smartfootball) April 3, 2013
The Falcons signed linebacker Brian Banks, a man who was falsely accused and wrongfully convicted of rape, served more than five years in prison for it, then was exonerated last year. Bless this man.
Vince Young was on with the First Take crew discussing his NFL past and future.
Nicki Minaj doesn't think she gets the respect she deserves and says she's better than most male rappers in the business.
The-Dream stopped by Hot 97 to talk studio work.
He also chatted about his upcoming album with Sway.
MORE: Jimmy Fallon to replace Jay Leno on NBC's "Tonight Show" next spring; show to move to New York City: apne.ws/XdQAR2 -KM— The Associated Press (@AP) April 3, 2013
This was wild if you didn't catch it...
Conrad Murray maintains his innocence and uh...burst into song to prove it. jetmag.com/news/conrad-mu…— JET magazine (@GetJETmag) April 3, 2013
Talib Kweli says Lil Wayne ought to apologize to Emmett Till's family, especially since he apologized to LeBron James after the Heat diss.
A Houston federal prosecutor in a major case against the white supremacist group, the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, has withdrawn from the case. He cites security reasons after the recent murders of a Dallas-area district attorney and his wife. Honestly, can you really blame dude?
But staying with the spirit of Houston, ScHoolboy Q teamed with Mike G for a chopped and screwed version of "Yay Yay."