Clifton Smith Ripe For Big Day

September 9th, 2009

If the Bucs are going to be remotely successful this season they will need to come up big on special teams. If Tim MacMahon of the Dallas Morning News is correct, Clifton Smith could come up huge Sunday.

MacMahon notes how the Cowboys are not exactly efficient in their kick coverages and he fears Smith may blow the game open.

There’s a pretty good chance that Smith will break another big return Sunday for a couple of reasons:

1) Smith made the Pro Bowl last season despite not making his NFL debut until that Oct. 26 game. He averaged 27.6 yards per kickoff return and 14.1 per punt return, taking one of each back to the house.

2) Well, you saw the Cowboys’ special teams coverage during the preseason. Joe DeCamillis has his hands full turning those units around.

Joe hopes this is the case. Dallass’ defense isn’t exactly swiss cheese. Short fields for the offense to work with will sure help.

One Response to “Clifton Smith Ripe For Big Day”

  1. Pete Says:

    Ususally when someone is ripe they get sent to the showers!

    Go Peanut! Break the NFL single game return yardage mark!