Needless Concussion For Clifton SmithDecember 6th, 2009
Perhaps someone can explain to Joe why Pro Bowl returner Clifton Smith, who is having an excellent season returning punts and kicks, is throwing his body around covering kicks?
Do the Bucs not have guys on the roster to put their bodies on the line other than a pint-sized, speedster who recently had a serious concussion?
Joe has seen Smith covering kicks through much of the season, but Joe was sure that part of his game was over after his concussion against Carolina in October.
Yet there was Smith out there on Sunday knocked out of the game with a concussion on the opening kickoff — to Carolina.
It was a needless risk by the Bucs’ coaching staff, and Smith paid the price.
After the game, Smith updated his condition, per Tom Balog of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
”I’m fine,” Smith said, while getting a soft drink, on his way out of the team’s dressing room at Bank of America Stadium. “It wasn’t as bad as the last one.”