Originally posted on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 6/27/13
Bear with me, New York Jets fans, as I bring up a shameful moment in Jets’ history. Remember Eric Smith?  Ya, I thought so. Smith has quite the negative reputation among the Jets’ fanbase because of what fans think of when they reminisce. There’s just so much to remember: Smith with outstretched arms failing to chase down Tim Tebow in a 2011 loss to the Broncos, the helmet-to-helmet hits that made you think Smith didn’t even have usable arms, and his man coverage you could usually depend on being multiple steps late. However, Smith didn’t deserve all of the hatred he received from the majority of fans in his time here in New York.  He still provided excellent special teams play and was a quality player when allowed to play the run within the box.  Rex Ryan simply used Smith wrong.  Smith could have made for a nice third safety who would only play to his strengths, but the depth at the overall safety position always seemed to stop this from happening. The best play we saw from Smith...
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