Don't get me wrong. I like Kevin Smith. When he plays. Unfortunately for us he has missed a lot of time since being drafted. HE has finished the last 2 seasons on the IR, and has sustained injuries to pretty important places like the knees. His yardage has gone down the last 2 seasons as well.
Regardless of this I thought he looked better than Best did for most of the season while he was playing. He has a different style and if he could stay healthy, and Best could be healthy at the same time it isn't a bad duo. Maurice Morris filled in admirably as well this year as well and looked better than Best most of the year too. We're going to assume Best's injuries of "turf toe" were more debilitating than would expect for a guy that played every week and just giv ehim the benefit of the doubt.
Back to Smith. According to a story in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Smith was in Miami working out on his own when he asked a reporter to deliver a message to the Miami Dolphins: "Come get me.'' Maybe he could get a deal showing people how to get rid of belly fat, but he isn't going to get traded.
First off, he's a 3 year vet and would be a restricted FA regardless of the new CBA. Second of all, believing that he has that kind of value is a bit silly. Miami would have to compensate Detroit to get him, and frankly there are a lot of RBs available at all times that probably offer similar services as KS has at this point. Maybe even better.
Lions said they were ready to use him a lot next season with Best and have a true duo back there. Odds are that is still going to happen because nobody is going to pay to get him. Just another Lion spouting off with nothing to back it up. Remember...Smith has been one of those that has in the past guaranteed 10 wins for a Lions team that ended up losing double digits.