kliquid wrote:moochman wrote:K Smith didn't break tackles last year at all, don't see how recovering from an injury is going to make him more likely to break a tackle. At least Best will have fresh legs working for him.
I'm not trying to say Smith is going to be good now, following the injury.
I'm saying that he WAS pretty good, given the situation... And I don't feel like Jahvid Best is going to be significantly better, statistically, than Smith was.
Football is a dynamic game, playing conditions change year to year, game to game. The team Best gets to play on is as different from the team Keven Smith played on is the player Kevin Smith is not than then. Sure, Best may not be a strong a runner as Smith used to be (or maybe even is) but you break tackles by getting through a hole just a tick quicker, making a shifty move just a little faster. Its not all about being a bulldozer, simply making people miss that little bit to change a helmet sticking, bone jarring collision into an easier broken arm tackle. I am hoping Best will bring that element to the Lions run game.