Originally Posted by VoR
I remember him neutralizing Rice every game he played them. I remember he and Rice jawing in each other's faces before the NFC championship game, and that was when Rice was still considered the NFL's biggest star.
He was better than Deion (in Dallas) was before he was injured. Deion would give up a big play now and then, Kevin didn't. You didn't know his guy was even on the field. Deion was flashier, but Kevin was the best IMO. Great thread to honor K. Smith!
Kevin Smith was never greater than Deion. He was not a great player before the injury. He was in the above average range at best. Not many people threw his way before the injury as he was the best corner on the team at that time. He was probably a better tackler than Deion but not many could cover better than Deion in his prime.