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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Geno Smith’s relationship with his position coach got off to a rocky start.

The New York Jets rookie quarterback arrived late for a meeting a few months ago, and David Lee let him have it.

No coddling. No kid gloves. No tolerance.

“I went nuts on him and he had to learn,” Lee recalled. “You’re not late ever. For anything.”

Lesson learned, and a bond forged.

“I’m just dead-honest with him and pour out my heart and I want him to be the same way with me,” Lee said Monday. “And I think it’s why we’ve got a great relationship today because we’re both really honest with each other.”

Lee has been an instrumental part of Smith’s development from the day the Jets drafted the former West Virginia star in the second round in April. Smith has praised Lee along the way for helping him…

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