RB Antone Smith, Free agent
HT: 5-9, WT: 190, Born: 9-17-1985, College: Florida State, Drafted: ---
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Antone Smith is a lightly-utilized backup who has seen a total of six rushes during his four-year career in Atlanta. He did post 5/145/2 rushing last year, while seeing three targets for 2/10/0 receiving.
2013 Game Summaries
Week 11 - Smith earned a 50-yard touchdown late in the game on his first carry, which was a draw play through a huge whole that he bounced to the right sideline with good speed. He then followed with a 38-yard run around left end and up the sideline on his second carry. Smith is subbing for Jason Snelling who asked for time off due to an arrest this week for marijuana possession.
Week 12 - After displaying impressive speed in garbage time of last week's game, Smith earned a touch in this week's game. The result was an 11-yard gain where he broke two tackles at the line of scrimmage, including a wrap from defensive tackle Akiem Hicks.
Week 13 - Smith saw limited touches once again, but made the most of his only rush attempt, a 38-yard touchdown off left end on a toss sweep from a 1x3 receiver 11 personnel formation where the trips receivers were tight to the strongside and they sealed the outside as the line collapsed the defensive front inside. Smith pressed the hole and cut downhill with excellent burst. Whether the argument could be made that Smith's legs are fresher than most of the players on the field or he's has great acceleration, the fact is that in this game he was fast. Smith also beat Kiko Alonso on a deep route up the sideline that went through his hands. He had difficulty tracking the ball as it arrived over his inside shoulder and his hands weren't close together. If he makes this catch, he was on track to veer outside the pylon to the one. Smith continues to make a case that he can compete for a change of pace role with Jacquizz Rodgers heading into the 2014 season.
Week 14 - Smith didn't earn a touch in this game after flashing his impressive speed in recent weeks.