[QUOTE=Jordy;4498289]All Smith has ever been is a hard hitter.
He's a safety with a LB mentality but unfortunately too small to play LB and too slow to play safety or cover adequately.[/QUOTE]
He's also a NY Jet blueblood (draft class of 2006) & the team needs the consistency of players like Smith, Devito and Pouha to step up as team leaders for the new guys.
Either way, Smith had his best season last year despite all the back biting going on with the offense.