Originally Posted by LambertLunatic
I like Ryan Clark, but he's hanging onto his starting job by a thread. There's no measurable dropoff with Smith in there instead. If Clark is out for a couple of weeks, it'll only get Smith more experience for the stretch run.
Don't kid yourself---Clark will be missed. He is like a safety version of Deshea Townsend----they might not be the hardest hitters or the most athletic, but they play smart----which is why they have the starting jobs. Against an offense like Cincy---playing smart is important.
That said, Smith is a very capable back up. Aaron Smith's absence is the one that concerns me more.