Smith isn’t messing around. He knows Jim Harbaugh’s offense better than the rest of the team at this point, so the first item on the agenda at the camp was a “classroom session” in which Smith was likely the professor.
The odds remain against Smith somehow turning his career around with his latest last chance in San Francisco, but it’s hard not to admire the effort.
“Nothing against decisions that other guys have made in the past, [but] I feel like [leaving is] such an easy way out,” Smith said last week via the San Jose Mercury News. “I don’t know of any other guy that has ever attempted to do what I’m doing. If there’s anything that I feel like I stand for as a person, not even a football player, it’s that.”