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Statistically Speaking: Revenge of the Smith

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Revenge of the Smith

"You are fulfilling your destiny."
Since returning from a broken leg that sidelined him for 15 and 1/2 games last season, Steve Smith has been downright unstoppable. He currently leads the NFL in receptions (50), receiving yards (797), and touchdown receptions (8). Not only that, but he is coming off a career-high 201 yard receiving day against Captain Fred Smoot, who is reputably one of the NFL's best cornerbacks. If the force is strong with you, perhaps esoteric stats are more your thing. Check out Smith's standing at Football Outsider's Wide Receiver rankings. Smith has caught almost 72% of the passes thrown his way primarily because close to half are little quick hitches that he manages to turn into big gains with his ridiculous quickness and knowledge of the Dark Side.
Smith of course is a perfect apprentice for Darth Sidious because much like Anakin, he has had trouble controlling his anger in the past. Read about it here and here. However, when he channels his anger and uses his hate, he is one of the NFL's best receivers.

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