Early prognosis on Antonio Smith is not too good. Week 2 vs. Dolphins. Nothing statistically. Next to nothing on the playing field as well. The Cards was mostly in the 3-4, in which A.S. usually lines up in the A gap. He was pretty much neutralized by the RG Smiley (?). There were a couple of twist plays when he was able to work back to the outside and get close to Pennington. But those were plays that took longer to develop, think 5 secs or more. And there were other D-player(s) there before him to force the QB to get rid of the ball. I only give him credit because he did show up in the radar. The Cards didn't run hardly toward him anyhow. But he wasn't all that fast in pursuit. He did not get any penetration and was hardly ever able to push the pocket back. In contrast, Weaver had a much better game against the Dolphins, both on paper and on the field. The contingent of D-linemen that took turn on Smiley (or the A gap) had much better success. There were times that Justin Smiley was able to clear room for the RBs, but he lost quite a few more battles than he won. Whether in penetration, pursuing the ball, pushing back the pocket, working against the double team, shredding off the blocker to makle a tackle on the RB... Zgonina, Weaver, Okoye, TJ, Cochran, one of them would. Bulman was able to get into the act on a couple of stunts as well. What have you done here, Rick Smith??? Of course, this is only one game, and an early game at that. And obviously A.S. had better numbers as the season moved along. We'll see what kind of progress he made.