Brad Smith Video: Watch Bills WR's Tip Drill TD vs Jets' Antonio Cromartie

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistNovember 27, 2011

Brad Smith is just a normal utility player in the NFL. The Buffalo Bills wideout can return kicks and punts, run the ball and line up as a wide receiver.

In that sense, he is one of the most versatile players in the NFL.

The New York Jets know all about his skills because he used to play for them. They chose not to sign him this offseason in a measure to cut costs.

They should not have been cheap.

In what can only be described as poetic justice, Smith lined up against Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie before the snap. Cromartie was one of the re-signings that made it impossible for the Jets to secure Smith’s contract as well.

At the time of this play, the Bills had been picking on Cromartie all day because they know what most people know now: Cromartie is overrated.

Cromartie’s coverage isn’t terrible, and Ryan Fitzpatrick throws the ball to the wrong shoulder. Instead of allowing Cromartie to intercept the ball, Smith tips the ball into the air.

In an act of football follies tapes from the '50s, the ball comes right back to Smith, who chugs his way into the end zone.

The sweet revenge for Smith against his old team is only made better by the way in which he is helping his new team win.

With the injury to star running back Fred Jackson, Buffalo will look to use Smith more and more each week.


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