WR Jimmy Smith - Free Agent
|6-1, 208||Born: 2-9-1969||College: Jackson State||Drafted: Round 2, pick|
2005 Week 1 vs SEA (13 / 7 / 130 / 2 rec)
Smith had a very strong game to open the season. His 45 yard reception in the second quarter could have gone for a touchdown had Leftwich led him just a bit. He had single coverage beaten by a few steps, but the slightly under thrown pass allowed a saving ankle tackle by Kelly Herndon. Two plays later, Smith found himself alone in the end zone with ball in hand. Smith continued to have his way with the Seattle secondary, drawing mismatches or just flat beating the corners.
2005 Week 2 vs IND (7 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
Jimmy Smith owners were disappointed with this week's performance after Smith's huge game last week. Smith finished the game with 49 yards on just three receptions. He was a target in the end zone on Jacksonville's only scoring drive but was unable to come down in bounds with both feet. Smith was also the intended receiver on the last play of the game in the end zone but fell due to incidental contact with the Colts' defender and the pass was knocked to the ground. On a 21 yard reception in the second quarter, Smith became just the 12th receiver in NFL history to record 800 receptions.
2005 Week 3 vs NYJ (4 / 2 / 41 / 1 rec)
Jimmy Smith had a five yard catch early and was quiet until he caught a 36 yard touchdown catch to win the game in overtime. Smith did a remarkable job of staying in bounds on the winning catch.
2005 Week 4 vs DEN (8 / 5 / 109 / 1 rec)
Smith was clearly Leftwich's preferred target, especially when Jacksonville needed a first down. Smith showed he still has tremendous route running ability and enough speed to get by defenders. These attributes were all on display on a play where he turned a short throw into a 45 yard touchdown play.
2005 Week 5 vs CIN (8 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Though he finished the game with relatively modest numbers, Smith was still Jacksonville's most productive receiver. Though targeted four times in the first half, he did not have a reception until the second half. Smith dropped a well thrown pass on a third and 14 play that would have netted Jacksonville a first down. This was uncharacteristic for Smith, but he still displayed an ability to get open consistently. He was called for holding on the run by Fred Taylor that would have resulted in a touchdown.
2005 Week 6 vs PIT (8 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Smith had an unusually quiet day even after CB Deshea Townsend left the game in the first quarter with a hamstring injury. His three receptions gave him 815 for his career and it moved him into 10th place tie with Shannon Sharpe on the all time receivers list for receptions.
2005 Week 8 vs STL (5 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Smith was targeted five times in the first half, but only once in the second half, and with less than two minutes remaining in the game. He was targeted on a play in the end zone, but the ball was thrown too high. He also dropped a well thrown pass that he should have caught. Due to constant double-teaming by the Rams, Smith was not a factor in this game.
2005 Week 9 vs HOU (5 / 4 / 52 / 0 rec)
Smith caught most of the balls thrown his way. He was utilized mostly on intermediate routes, and did make a nice, leaping catch to keep a Jacksonville drive alive, which ultimately led to the score that would give them the lead for good. He had two false start penalties in the game, but did not let that affect his concentration when passes were thrown to him.
2005 Week 10 vs BAL (3 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Smith continued his recent trend with a low number of receiving targets. He finished as Leftwich's third favorite target.
2005 Week 11 vs TEN (9 / 5 / 89 / 0 rec)
Smith had another solid game, despite being double teamed for a large part of the contest. Smith continued to run a variety of routes well, and showed an ability to catch balls that were thrown high intentionally. He came close to scoring, being pushed out of bounds at the three yard line, but was not targeted in the end zone. Smith continued to show a good rapport with his quarterback.
2005 Week 12 vs ARI (13 / 7 / 70 / 0 rec)
Smith had another solid game, and benefited from Garrard apparently being most comfortable with him, by being targeted the most of all Jacksonville's receivers. He was up to the challenge, and would have probably caught more passes, as several passes intended for him were out of his grasp. Smith ran any route asked of him, and was able to get open throughout the game thanks to his precise route running, quickness and speed.
2005 Week 13 vs CLE (9 / 3 / 49 / 1 rec)
Smith caught the go ahead score, however this probably wasn't his biggest play on the drive. Two plays prior, he was able to draw a 46 yard pass interference call after breaking open deep, which led to the great field position and opportunity to catch the touchdown pass. As the game went on, Smith was clearly the receiver which David Garrard most trusted.
2005 Week 14 vs IND (10 / 8 / 102 / 1 rec)
Smith had a very good game. He showed he can still beat cornerbacks deep as well as get open on shorter routes. He displayed nice body control in turning in the air and concentrating to catch a one yard lob pass for a touchdown. Smith's numbers may have been even better had he not been overthrown on a couple of passes earlier in the game.
2005 Week 15 vs SF (13 / 6 / 70 / 0 rec)
Though he finished the game with decent numbers, Smith could have had a much more productive game in terms of receptions and yards. He was open several times, but had passes thrown too high, including one in the end zone. Smith was able to get open against a variety of coverages and ran all routes asked of him very well. Smith continued to be Jacksonville's most targeted receiver.
2005 Week 16 vs HOU (7 / 5 / 71 / 0 rec)
Smith caught three passes for 41 yards on the Jaguars first possession leading to an early Jaguars lead. He had just two receptions in the second half and finished the game with five receptions for 71 yards. Smith has now caught a pass in 75 straight games. .
2005 Week 17 vs TEN (6 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Smith played just the first quarter and spent the remainder of the game on the sideline resting for the playoffs. He did have four receptions for 46 yards in one quarter of action. With his 46 yards, Smith went over the 1,000 yard mark for the season and the ninth time in his career.