Originally posted on The Jets Blog  |  Last updated 11/25/11
No matter how you feel about Eric Smith’s play for the Jets as a starting safety this season, you can’t help but feel bad for the situation he’s in this year for the Jets.  After the containment issue last week with Tebow, JP Pelzman writes that Smith seems to be second-guessing himself mentally this week. The sixth-year safety has become a lightning rod for criticism, the defensive version of quarterback Mark Sanchez and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Smith, in his first season as a full-time starter, has had a habit of being in the vicinity of, and being unable to stop, several big plays by opposing offenses this season. The most recent and perhaps most crushing occurred last week. Smith missed an attempted diving tackle of Denver quarterback Tim Tebow around the 5-yard line, as Tebow scored the winning touchdown in the Broncos’ victory. Smith said Wednesday, “After the game, I was like, am I not living right or something like that, that it ends up the tough situati...
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