With a 2-3 record, it’s surprising that the best part of the New York Jets game is their special teams; more specifically return man Joe McKnight and his 410 return yards on 9 attempts, including a team record 107 TD return.
As for the Jets previous return man, Brad Smith who left for the Buffalo Bills this offseason, things have been a little different.
Once a Wildcat/return man, Smith hasn’t quite found his spot with the Bills yet. Having signed a 5 year, $15 million contract, that’s not a good thing.
This season, Smith has four kickoff returns for 82 yards in the first five games. In addition, he has only 11 carries for 44 yards and one pass attempt (an incompletion) out of the Wildcat formation. As a WR he has two catches for 25 yards and no TDs.
“Nah, no regrets,” Smith told The New York Post yesterday. “I’m just excited to be with a team that’s winning games. I’m just going to stay patient and know my time will come eventually,” he said. “Everything’s fine when you’re winning.”
The Bills are 4-1 and riding atop the AFC East, but Smith says nothing personal when making those comments. Aside from keeping in touch with ex-teammates Eric Smith and Bart Scott, Smith doesn’t really think about the Jets at all.
“They have more talent than that,” Smith said. “You don’t expect to see them there [near the bottom of the division].”