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Was Holgorsen talking about Geno Smith vis-a-vis leadership? Dan Leberfeld

Cortland – West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen said on Monday his team lacked leadership last year.

Was Geno Smith one of the players he was blaming for the lack of leadership? It’s hard to tell because he didn’t name names.

But many people assume Smith was one of the players Holgorsen was referring to, since Geno was the team’s quarterback, and that is a position in football that you expect to get leadership.

So a reporter asked Rex Ryan what he thought of Holgorsen’s comment?

“When somebody leaves your deal, I guess that’s up to them,” said Ryan.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, the Jets should not ignore all the red flags you heard about Smith as a prospect coming out of West Virginia.

He has a world of talent, but there are things that need to change, and you could say that about a lot of people his age (22).

I don’t think John Idzik, Marty Morhinweg and Rex Ryan are doing themselves any favors by ignoring the critics of this player.

They need to take heed of the legitimate concerns and address them, and disregard the bogus criticisms.

Ignoring and dismissing the critics entirely is a mistake.

In my opinion, Nolan Nawrocki got some of his information from people at West Virginia.

Smith can be a terrific quarterback, but some things need to change.