I'm beginning to learn that if there is a 'little guy' who is being bashed, rightly or wrongly, Ziff is the one who stands up for him. I wonder if he just likes to take a contrary position on any given topic.
In this case, however, I agree absolutely. Before his ACL tear, I remember being very excited about Smith. Last season, when Smith got the ball and got stuffed, it seemed that more often than not it was not his fault. The best back in the world can't go through a hole that isn't there. Yes, there were a few times last year when I wished that he was a step faster, but his toughness in running and especially in blocking have been impressive considering the kid is only 5'6" and recently had surgery on an ACL tear.