Was anyone even surprised with today's announcement that L.J. Smith will still be the starting TE for the Giants game? Come on, Reid will never admit that he or the team screwed up in franchising or even drafting Smith.
Is it the right call? Who knows, but in the end the final call is Reid's call. But some of the comments made by Reid today regarding Smith are just plain insane. Again, Reid must think we are all idiots!
Smith is a Pro Bowl caliber player...not really big guy. Smith has had one good year since he came into the league. Smith is the worst TE in the division, is in the bottom third of TEs in the major statistical categories, always seems to suffer a lingering injury, and has been seen giving up on plays this season.
It's true Celek only had one good game, but does anyone think that Smith would of caught all those balls yesterday...I don't. In yesterday's game Celek exceed Smith's output for the entire season. Nothing Pro Bowl caliber there.
Please also save us the talk about how Smith demands so much attention from the opposition. Jason Witten or Chris Cooley yes, L.J. Smith no. There is only one offensive player on the Eagles that deserves double teams and that is Brian Westbrook.
And lastly, is anyone surprised that L.J. is suddenly healed following Celek's big game yesterday? Smith might not be good, buy hey, he ain't dumb. It's a contract year, he can't be outdone by a back-up TE.
No worries L.J., I am sure Reid will be handing you a big fat contract extension soon enough. I mean you are Pro Bowl caliber!