And again, Smith fits best in Gilbride's scheme. You're basing nothing off of the knee, just the circumstances (bad passing offense, average QB) he finds himself in.
And BTW...Wew were 12th. We averaged a whole 18 yards/game more. Not exactly a big difference.
Last edited by Morehead State; 01-06-2013 at 10:34 PM.
I don't see how you're not getting it, I'd rather take a flier on Smith who has excelled in Gilbride's system, which is almost as much mental as it is physical -- than resign Barden, who has proven he has no skills. Gilbride's system is partly what set Smith apart and made him special.
And other than point to a lack of production, what have you specifically seen from Smith that you've determined his knee is still bothering him?