Guarded Optimism For Clifton Smith

November 6th, 2008

Joe doesn’t want to get too giddy about rookie Clifton Smith and his abilities in the return game. The reality is the kid out of Frenso State has fumbled in his first two games. And there’s no better way to get booted from the NFL in a hurry.

That said, we’ve seen enough evidence to hope Smith is the real deal. He brought home the NFL Special Teams Player of the Week award yesterday largely for his kickoff return for a TD against the Chiefs.

Here’s a look at two punt returns Smith took to the house in one game at Fresno State. The second is worth a few looks. Enjoy.

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