I miss Smith ... and Washington
I vote sign him if he gets cut.
From rotoworldWGR 550 reports WR/KR/QB Brad Smith is "firmly atop" the list of potential cap casualties for the Bills. Smith, 29, has two years left on a four-year, $15 million contract, and the Bills can save $2.75 million against the cap by releasing him. Buffalo used day-two picks on Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin, and signed top UDFA Da'Rick Rogers behind Stevie Johnson and T.J. Graham. Smith doesn't have much of a role anymore. Beat writer Joe Buscaglia also names RT Erik Pears, K Rian Lindell, QB Tarvaris Jackson, and DE Mark Anderson as release candidates. Source: WGR 550 Buffalo
I haven't watched enough of Marty M's play book to know if the wildcat is part of his repertoire. Smith was great for us in the Seminole offense. He also added a lot in ST's.
If there is anyway to fit him in, I would go for it.
As I understand this, the Bills will still be on the hook for most of his pay from the 4 year 15 million dollar contract he signed. That means we could probably sign him on the cheap.
I would also drop Joe McKnight like a hot potato in favor of Smith. IMO, he was always clearly the better kick returner.
Not only that, he's a great on kickoff coverage too + is a pro's pro, always come ready to work, is in great shape (won off season conditioning award as a Jet), would also be a fantastic locker room presence for a young team with little leadership... Hard not to like the guy.
They were both Westhoff's creations. Same as McKnight. If only Westhoff could create a punt returner. I guess you just can't teach someone to be good at catching a swirling ball in traffic. We need a punt returner, not another kickoff specialist. If we don't find one amongst the guys we have, I think we'll go after Cribbs. If we want to run the wildcat, Geno could do that as well as anyone. We have plenty of lousy receivers.
brad smith.... let's bring back Thomas Jones, Alan Faneca and why not Art Monk too
we desperately need to get older and slower
I'm convinced our fan base is the only fan base in all of sports that loves their washed up goods/retreads and wants them all to be re-signed at some point in their career. For whatever reason a good number of people in our fan base can't move on and accept that what's gone is gone and should remain that way.
If Vernon Gholston wanted to make an NFL return there would be fans pounding on the table for us to re-sign him.
Neither Smith or Washington were pro bowl players, but they were both solid playmakers who were good locker room guys. In the salary cap era, you need guys like that on your team because you can't have pro bowl players at every position. I felt they were both very good role players and certainly miss their presence on the team. Washington, when he was here, was a significantly better third down back then I expect Goodson or Powell to be. Even setting the wildcat aside, Smith was a very good all around special teams player.