Opposing teams have thrown 99 passes with Smith in coverage and completed 55 of them for 646 yards, according to Pro Football Focus. St. Louis’ Cortland Finnegan is No. 2 on the targeted list — with 92 — but has allowed 67 to be completed.
“Sean has done some things,” coach Joe Philbin said. “I see development. I see progress.”
The 55.6 completion percentage against Smith ranks 31st among 110 corners, and the 11.7 yards per completion ranks 37th best. “I’m pleased,” Smith said. “It’s been one of my more consistent years.”
Smith has knocked away seven passes and intercepted two, but his six touchdowns allowed is tied for second most behind New Orleans’ Patrick Robinson, according to the website.
Coincidentally, PFF ranks Smith and Nolan Carroll tied for 79th among the 110 cornerbacks, with quarterbacks having an 87.4 rating in Smith’s coverage area and 87.6 in Carroll’s area.
Miami’s Jimmy Wilson ranks 88th among cornerbacks, with quarterbacks producing a 101.1 rating in his coverage area.
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“Guys get emotional,” he said. “If you think of the spirit of what it was done in, it was fine.”
Asked what he meant by that, Hartline pointed out his contract is expiring. But he strongly suggested he wants to stay: “The organization’s great. I love playing for my coaching staff, [and] I think we’re headed on the right track.”Ryan Tannehill