Thursday, March 31, 2011

Steve Smith

With the NFL free agency on shutdown, Steve Smith's future as a Giant is in limbo. He is currently recovering from the post microfracture surgery he had in December.

With all that I read, his rehab is slowly, but surely moving along. That's good. No need to rush. Simple rehab after a delicate surgery. Take time to heal.

Smith is one hell of a slot receiver that really makes the other receivers job on the team easier. When the Giants lost Smith you could see the strain on Hakeem Nicks game in the TD department. Nicks had 9 TDs when Smith is playing to 2 TDs when Smith was not on the field for the 2010-2011 season. Just something I noticed.

I am not taking anything away from Hakeem "My son Works!" Nicks. No way... he is awesome, but my observation and frustration was Nicks' TD production dropped. In Smith's absence The Giants did not have a 1-2 or 1-2-3 punch at wide receiver.

Free agency contract, surgery and all... Smith is definitely worth more to the Giants this year than a second round draft pick (if lost). His value on the field as an experienced, proven wide receiver and a leader definitely out weigh any draft pick can bring.

The Giants WR Corps has the talent in Smith, Nicks, Manningham, Barden and Hagan, but a team without leaders is like a foot without a big toe. And Steve Smith is that Big Toe. I think that we owe a big round of applause to our big toe... Steve Smith.

1 comment:

Sgt. Hulka said...

Well - ok hotshot. We'll see what kind of wide receiver he is after he gets paid!