Kevin Smith, explaining his optimism

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Phil Zaroo over at has posted up a nice little video of Kevin Smith being interviewed. Smith explains his confident preseason talk, his feelings on what he's seeing in the OTAs, and how that's motivating him--not that he needs much motivation.

It's really nice to see Smith taking a proactive role in leadership, and talking to the media. Calvin Johnson is certainly the only transcendent star between the lines, but he's almost invisible to the fans. Matt Stafford has been anointed the franchise player, and the fans have their favorites on defense, but Kevin Smith is the only player both willing to speak his mind, and able to back it up on the field. Here's hoping his game this fall matches up with his talk this spring.

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