David Lee talks about his time with Geno Smith
David Lee will do his best to try and right the ship with EJ Manuel something he wasn’t able to do with Geno Smith.
Here’s what Lee said to John Murphy about Smith on his radio show:
“Rex and I talked about it. He had some inconsistency, and the up-and-down part is what killed us. He would get loose with the football. We played good enough defense to win over there both years. But his play, it’ll cost you. And it cost us. But he also did some great things. He had a perfect passer rating in his last game at Miami. The potential and ability is there.
“I’ll never forget this story. Bill Parcells, when I was with him in Dallas, he told all of us, he said, ‘If you draft a (quarterback) in the first three rounds and he shows some flashes, if he does some things that excite you, you better give him that third year. He said Tom Landry taught him that. I think Geno is right there. This third year is really going to be big for him and his future.
“Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck have spoiled all the ownership, and they’ve spoiled all the general managers, because they see a couple of guys do it. But if you really look and study this thing, Andrew Luck was in a West Coast system at Stanford. Same thing for Russell Wilson at N.C. State, and then he went to Wisconsin — same thing. When you compare that to some of the other quarterbacks who were in different (spread) systems, like Geno (Smith’s) system, Case Keenum, Brandon Weeden, it takes some of those guys longer.”