Saturday, February 9, 2013

Fins teammate: Sean Smith guesses wrong... a lot


Miami Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith, soon to be a free agent, is reportedly seeking an annual salary of $8-10 million. Ninety-nine percent of the human population knows he's not worth that.

Smith, while boasting exceptional speed and size, isn't an elite cornerback. He's really not close. In fact, Smith was targeted more than any other cornerback in the NFL last season -- a whopping 113 times. (photo: Tommy.Chang, Flickr)

Clearly, Smith doesn't put a scare into opposing offenses if they're willing to go at him that often. Despite all the balls thrown his way, he intercepted just two of them in 2012.

"He's fast as hell," a Dolphins receiver recently told Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. "But he guesses a lot and a lot of time he guesses wrong."

Cornerback has become a hot commodity in recent years with scarily imposing receivers in high-powered passing offenses becoming the norm. But it's hard to imagine any team giving a guy like Smith as much money as he thinks he's worth.

The Dolphins got rid of Smith's opposite-sideline counterpart Vontae Davis last summer, and it appears they'll have a completely new look at corner than they did heading into camp less than a year ago.

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