Anthony Smith

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Some interesting reporting on Steeler safety Anthony Smith — the Packers have shown some interest in him.  I like this report from Tom Silverstein, sourcing an AFC North official.

The source said that if Smith came to the Packers he’d be one of the most gifted players on their defense. According to scouting combine records, Smith had a vertical jump of 41 inches. His 40-yard dash time was 4.71 seconds, which ranked behind the top safeties in the draft that year.

“He’s got a lot of talent, no doubt about that,” the source said. “He’s just got to get the mental side together. That’s the thing that will make him a real good safety. He hasn’t shown he can do that yet. But if he goes there they have (safeties coach) Darren Perry. He knows Darren. He would help him a lot.”

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8 Responses to “Anthony Smith”

  1. Cindy V Says:

    Will Tightwad Ted move fast enough or will we lose another good player to some other team?

  2. Ron La Canne Says:

    4.7 40? Too slow for a cover guy. Is something wrong with Bigby?

  3. Aaron Rogders Says:

    Did you watch Bigby play last year???

  4. Ron La Canne Says:

    AR,

    My point exactly. Then can someone tell me what that idiot TT did by putting a draft choice restriction on him? I guess he must think there are GM’s as dumb as him out there. All he did was guarentee Bigby will be back at a premium price.

  5. DaveK Says:

    I wouldn’t consider $1.5 million this year a premium price for Bigby. He sure would get more then that if he was allowed to become a unrestricted FA. I know very little about Smith but the reports seem positive. Bigby and Collins will both be UFA’s after this next year and this may factor into TT’s interest in Smith.

  6. Joe Says:

    I saw Bigby make great strides year before last and then I watched him struggle through injuries last year. I think it is premature to write him off.

  7. Jeremy Says:

    41 inch vertical jump?! SIGN HIM.

    That’s why I hate the combine.

  8. DreamPipe Says:

    I like Smith… there’s nothing wrong with Bigby, he’ll be a madman this season, and a UFA after that. I like adding depth in a 3-4 secondary… Smith, Bigby, Collins, and Woodson (I bet you he plays a lot of safety in Capers’s system!) all at safety!!!

    THAT’S SICK

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