Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith went through a truly up and down rookie season a year ago. It was up in the sense that he ran for just under 1,000 yards (976), and led the team with eight rushing touchdowns and a 4.1 yards per carry average.
Had Matt Ryan not performed as outstandingly as he did with Atlanta, Smith may have had an outside shot at the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. The downside was going 0-16, thus getting no recognition for his on-the-field achievements.
Here’s what I’d like to ask Kevin Smith as he prepares for his second season with Detroit.