The NY Jets
have announced that Eric Smith
will be their back-up safety in 2012. A press conference will be held on Thursday in the Florham Park Field House. Smith is currently vacationing out of the country at the moment with his family, but he has stated that he regrets that he couldn't make this announcement in conjunction with Timmy Tebow this afternoon. He stated that, together, they will be the new Backup Dynamic Duo. He will be returning on Thursday via private jet. Hanes will be placing a billboard featuring Smith at the Madison Square Garden arena.
Eric Smith plays safety, and is notorious for his inability to cover. The primary responsibility of the safety position is coverage. But Rex Ryan believes that Smith is a "good football player" and has designed a special package of plays to get Smith on the field. Ryan calls Smith a winner, citing the team's 11-9 record in their last 20 games with Smith as a starter. Ryan claims that offenses will have difficulty adjusting to the Eric Smith packages and that he will implement these packages somewhere between 1 and 20 times per game.