Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill (15) makes a catch while being defended by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (27) during the third quarter of the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Sean Smith, CB
Previous Team: Miami Dolphins
Contract Details: Three-year, $16.5 Million
2014 Cap Hit: $5.75 Million
After Dorsey signed Robinson, it was then announced that the former Dolphin Smith has also joined the team. This was a bit confusing as both were paid “starting CB money” and left many to wonder who the starter would be opposite of Flowers. Smith got the job and did…okay.
Coming into the season, the second CB position was a huge hole in the roster. With the departure of Brandon Carr to the Dallas Cowboys after the 2011 season, that spot has been a revolving door of non-talent. While Smith is the best player to occupy the spot since Carr, he leaves a little to be desired. When this signing happened, I asked a co-worker of mine who happens to be a Dolphins fan about Smith. His assessment: “he gets lazy and sometimes gives up on plays. But I wish he was still a Dolphin.”
That turned out to be right on the money. Smith looked lazy on some plays and didn’t always look like he was fighting for the ball. When he would tackle, he didn’t always wrap up and tried for the shoulder hit, which would cause missed tackles.
Still, the 101-yard pick six was exciting, so I guess there’s that.