What a night by Steve Smith for the New York Giants! Most “top level” highlights will not talk about him because he did not catch that monster catch, he did not score the touchdowns, he was not the QB.
But how invaluable were his 3rd down catches for 1st downs? And how important were the two heads up plays – one to recover the ball after it was batted ahead (instead of out of bounds) by Bradshaw, and most importantly to catch the ball, take a step or two to make the first down AND go out of bounds to stop the clock in the game-winning drive?
Great game for the rookie, out for most of the season, but seemingly having formed a great chemistry with his quarter back to be the 3rd down receiver.
So much for the much talked about Mike Williams and Dwayne Jarrett from USC! I always knew Steve Smith was the go-to guy and if he survived the first year in the NFL, that he would be a stud.
Well, I didn’t even have to wait for an entire year – he is Mr. Stud already!
Congratulations, Steve. Fight On!