Cris Carter: Geno Smith’s Broken Jaw A Result Of Geno Smith’s Lack Of Leadership
Geno Smith got rocked by a teammate in the Jets locker room today, leading to a broken jaw that will keep him out 6-10 weeks. All due respect to the Texans -- who collectively got into it with Washington during a joint practice recently as well -- but wow, we wish the "Hard Knocks" cameras had been there to catch this one.
Smith was "sucker-punched" (no word yet on exactly what that means -- was Smith turned the other way, or was the punch just thrown suddenly?) by Ikemefuna Enemkpali, a 24-year-old backup LB fighting for a roster spot who was subsequently cut. What did Smith do to deserve such treatment? According to a man who was not there, it's all Smith's fault.
Here's NFL legend and ESPN analyst Cris Carter explaining why this happened:
Here's Cris Carter saying that Geno Smith getting his jaw broken shows a lack of leadership pic.twitter.com/Yw2MiWfQPh
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) August 11, 2015
A lack of leadership, eh? This diagnosis was noticeably absent from most reactions to the Cam Newton-Some Other Guy On The Panthers Fight that happened yesterday. That's because a) no one was seriously hurt in that fight and b) no one thinks that fighting shows a lack of leadership, except for Cris Carter, apparently.
The reason Smith got his jaw broken boils down to one simple fact: Enemkpali went too far and hit the most important guy in the franchise in the face. Everything else is secondary. Case closed.
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