Discussion Board
Welcome Guest! You can login or register. Login or Register.

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 9:14:43 PM(UTC)
Quote:
Ask any current and former NFL player and they will tell you that they had to overcome some type of adversity during their career. They will also tell you they’ve matured and have moved on since then. Rarely, however, do some actually live up to their word. For Damond Smith, he’s not only living up to it, but he’s setting the example for players to follow.

Smith grew up with five siblings, two older and younger brothers and one sister, in Ecourse, Michigan. At the age of seven, Smith first laced up his cleats and strapped on his helmet in the travel leagues of Michigan. He played in that league up until high school.

Being one of the bigger kids and the harder hitters, Smith always played linebacker and running back growing up. It wasn’t until he got to Cass Tech High School where he switched to corner and played with some of the best corners to come out of the state of Michigan.

“Cass Tech sent corners to D-1 schools every years. It was great because I got to learn under the best,” said Smith.

Cass Tech sent players to Oregon, Michigan, Michigan State, Western Michigan, and a number of other top Division-1 football programs. For Smith, he was ready to add his name to the list of quality corners to come out of Cass Tech.

Following his junior year, Smith’s family moved and with that so did where he went to high school. For his senior year, he attended and started at cornerback for Inkster High School. In the state semi-finals, Smith led the team with three interceptions and returned two of them for touchdowns. Unfortunately, they fell in the state finals to East Grand Rapids.

Coming out of high school, Smith was the 189th ranked cornerback on Scout.com. In Michigan, he was the top ranked corner and 32nd ranked overall player in the state. Smith was also a member of the Detroit News Blue Chip List in 2009. Following high school, Smith had all the top mid-west schools after him.

“Michigan, Western Michigan, all the MAC school, Utah, and few other Big 10 schools were after me. I took official visits to UMass and Western Michigan,” said Smith.

For Smith, the move to become a Western Michigan Bronco was fairly simple. It was close to home and he could play right away. He signed his letter of intent and in the fall of 2009 he was on the campus of Western Michigan.

Right away, Smith got playing time and appeared in all 11 of WMU’s games. One of his most memorable career moments came in his first ever game in front of 110,000 in the Big House on the campus of the University of Michigan.

“That opened my eyes to college football. The atmosphere was amazing and I was lining up against guys that I used to watch on TV. It was surreal,” said Smith. He finished with four tackles in his first career game against the Wolverines.

read the rest
http://www.beyondsportsn...g-road-back-damond-smith
User is suspended until 4/29/2043 11:56:55 PM(UTC) texaspackerbacker  
#2 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 9:27:28 PM(UTC)
You can never have too many good Corners ...... although if this guy pans out, and Hyde and that FA signed before the draft, we must be approaching the limit hahaha.
Gaycandybacon  
#3 Posted : Saturday, April 27, 2013 10:13:21 PM(UTC)
Guy can sure cover.... And tackles pretty well. Hard hitter.
play2win  
#4 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 2:53:52 AM(UTC)
Dame Smith maybe the best UDFA signing. I am shocked at his level of play amazing hitter, tackler, raw football instincts, ability to read and react.

Just watch that video. This kid will make it.
steveishere  
#5 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 3:58:55 AM(UTC)
This guy is one of my favorite rookies so far. He looks like a beast. Hopefully he keeps that attitude against the big boys.
play2win  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:53:32 AM(UTC)
I really wish Damond well with the Packers. He's had a hell of a struggle to get this far, and it would be great to see him take control of his life in the most positive of ways, and build on what he does best, playing CB and stopping his opponent.

I would love to see what this kid could do on STs to start. That may prove to be his road onto this team. What a tackler!
nerdmann  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:31:05 PM(UTC)
Gaycandybacon said: Go to Quoted Post
Guy can sure cover.... And tackles pretty well. Hard hitter.


How big is he? Could he play S?

I heard a rumor they might bring Charles back at a reduced price...
play2win  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:44:10 PM(UTC)
nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
How big is he? Could he play S?

I heard a rumor they might bring Charles back at a reduced price...


This guy? 6-0 175

I think Damond Smith could play Safety, but he seems to have really good CB skills. Sound tackler.
nerdmann  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:52:59 PM(UTC)
play2win said: Go to Quoted Post
This guy? 6-0 175

I think Damond Smith could play Safety, but he seems to have really good CB skills. Sound tackler.


Yeah, that's a CB. Too light for a S.
Gaycandybacon  
#10 Posted : Thursday, May 2, 2013 5:19:55 PM(UTC)
play2win said: Go to Quoted Post
This guy? 6-0 175

I think Damond Smith could play Safety, but he seems to have really good CB skills. Sound tackler.


nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
Yeah, that's a CB. Too light for a S.


I was looking for his size.. Damn I really wanted to see if they could maybe see what he has at safety. He sure can fly, and tackle like an animal.
greengold  
#11 Posted : Saturday, May 11, 2013 4:45:41 PM(UTC)
Any sign of this guy? Did he make it to the tryouts?
Zero2Cool  
#12 Posted : Monday, July 8, 2013 5:02:49 AM(UTC)
lol do a google search on his name and our site shows up in the top five. :)

He's in the Supplemental Draft. And that confuses me.

Darin Gantt said:
According to a report by Rob Rang of CBSSports.com, the league informed teams over the weekend that six players would be eligible to be drafted in Thursday’s version. If a team takes a player, they lose the corresponding choice in next year’s draft.

The six players are: UNLV defensive end James Boyd, UNLV defensive tackle Nate Holloway, Central Florida defensive end Toby Jackson, Houston wide receiver DeWayne Peace, Purdue wide receiver O.J. Ross and South Alabama defensive back Damond Smith.


Nevermind, confusion over.

"The Packers reportedly tried signing him to a try-out deal this spring before the league said he should go in the supplemental pool."
play2win  
#13 Posted : Monday, July 8, 2013 5:17:39 AM(UTC)
Thanks for clearing that up Zero2Cool. I really wanted to see this kid in the green & gold. Couldn't figure out what had happened... I thought we had him signed.
Zero2Cool  
#14 Posted : Monday, July 8, 2013 5:20:44 AM(UTC)
play2win said: Go to Quoted Post
Thanks for clearing that up Zero2Cool. I really wanted to see this kid in the green & gold. Couldn't figure out what had happened... I thought we had him signed.


I'm wondering if the Packers use a 7th on him or if everyone skips him over and the Packers sign him anyway? I kinda wanna see this one in camp. I did as much reading up on him as I could. (there's not much out there on him)
DarkaneRules  
#15 Posted : Monday, July 8, 2013 9:26:39 AM(UTC)
A good player to develop for the team that gets to sign him. He takes good angles with his tackles. That is what impressed me most.
Zero2Cool  
#16 Posted : Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:14:05 AM(UTC)
No one picked in supplemental draft so maybe he still lands with the Packers?
play2win  
#17 Posted : Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:39:35 AM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
No one picked in supplemental draft so maybe he still lands with the Packers?


Wow. Well, maybe he would like the chance to develop with a solid group to show him the way. He probably wants to jump in though, and challenge for a real roster opening. We are too loaded to offer that. He'd be a PS player at the most in GB this season.
Zero2Cool  
#18 Posted : Friday, July 12, 2013 3:02:39 PM(UTC)
"John Middlekauff @JMiddle365: South Alabams Damond Smith is getting NO action... To quote his agent they are "shocked'. Think he will still get some play come August"


Quote:
The news is especially surprising when you consider the fact that Smith was approached after the 2013 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers, who had interest in signing him then. Unfortunately for Smith, he had not filed his official paperwork so he was not eligible to be signed as an undrafted free agent.
User is suspended until 4/29/2043 11:56:55 PM(UTC) texaspackerbacker  
#19 Posted : Saturday, July 13, 2013 8:56:27 AM(UTC)
There must be more to this than meets the eye. Still, I don't see why they don't sign him for next to nothing and see what happens.
play2win  
#20 Posted : Saturday, July 13, 2013 10:15:29 AM(UTC)
I don't really think it is up to the Packers. If you were a young, raw talent at CB, without the benefits of a high profile program in your history, would you want to choose Green Bay as your best chance to land a roster spot?

We are so deep at CB that I wouldn't doubt he is looking at other teams to sign on with, trying to get an offer... with nearly every team already loaded up to 90 going into camp. He'll land somewhere. I just doubt it will be GB after looking a bit more at the situation.
Rss Feed
Users browsing this topic
Guest (2)
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error

Fan Shout
Zero2Cool (36m) : Maybe there's a record he wants within reach? Or milestone? or thinks Super Bowl?
gbguy20 (53m) : poor guy is a glutton for punishment
Porforis (3h) : Larry Fitzgerald returning for a 16th season on a 1 year contract.
Zero2Cool (18h) : Again, Pro Bowl. Wasted talk.
Zero2Cool (18h) : NE had no Pro Bowlers in O line that goes 7th-rder, 3rd, undrafted, 4th, 5th.
gbguy20 (21h) : poo
Zero2Cool (22-Jan) : I don't know what you're talking about. It says 2019!!! ;-)
beast (22-Jan) : It's in the Packers Coach Tracker thread (though it says 2018 instead of 2019)
Smokey (22-Jan) : What is the source of your Justin Outten announcement?
beast (22-Jan) : New TE coach Justin Outten
beast (22-Jan) : The Falcons :-p (seriously, they have to watch the Patriots play in the Superbowl in their own house... gotta hurt.
Smokey (22-Jan) : Who is the home team for the 2019 SB game ?
Zero2Cool (22-Jan) : Pro Bowl is a joke, no one takes it seriously, no one.
Smokey (22-Jan) : Being selected a Pro Bowler goes on your resume' and becomes a part of your introduction for the rest of your life.
Nonstopdrivel (22-Jan) : Maybe in the first four frames.
Zero2Cool (22-Jan) : 147
KRK (22-Jan) : I didnt think Jared Cook was a bowler. Whats his average?
gbguy20 (21-Jan) : pro bowl does not matter in the least
nerdmann (21-Jan) : Jared Cook to Pro Bowl.
beast (21-Jan) : Is that 2 minutes in real time or slomo time? :P JK
Zero2Cool (21-Jan) : If you need to look at it via SLOMO for more than 2 minutes, your rules are too difficult.
beast (21-Jan) : I sometimes think they should eliminate slow mo for fans for that reason... then deside, it's not hurting enough, keep it.
TheKanataThrilla (21-Jan) : They review PI calls in the CFL. In slow motion many calls look like PI. The fact is there were at least 3 refs looking at the play and they all botched it.
Zero2Cool (21-Jan) : Only LaFleur knows how many coaches are left. He might decide no QB coach
beast (21-Jan) : Making PI calls reviewable might just lead to more PI calls... also I wonder what Sean Peyton (maybe on that committee thinks about noncalls being reviewable
beast (21-Jan) : It all depends on how they set it up... at bare minimum ST coordinator and all the assistants. Rest might be optional/base on setup
gbguy20 (21-Jan) : hi how many damn coaches do we have left to replace? qb, ST and ST asst, ILB? what else?
Zero2Cool (21-Jan) : Value 👉 draft
Zero2Cool (21-Jan) : Need 👉 free agency/trade
Zero2Cool (21-Jan) : @theMMQB Report: The NFL Competition Committee may look into making pass interference calls reviewable
Zero2Cool (21-Jan) : Packers lose out on coveted special teams coach Darren Rizzi
Zero2Cool (21-Jan) : @alexmarvez Source tells me @vikings have hired @MiamiDolphins asst special teams coach Marwan Maalouf as their new ST coach
gbguy20 (21-Jan) : i bet joe whitt jr is pissed about Patrick Graham
gbguy20 (21-Jan) : just 3
yooperfan (21-Jan) : How many deep passes did he complete?
Zero2Cool (21-Jan) : Aaron Rodgers was the only qualified NFL QB to not throw an INT on deep passes this season – despite throwing the second-most deep pass attempts this year (91).
Zero2Cool (21-Jan) : Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Dolphins plan to hire Packers run game coordinator/inside linebackers coach Patrick Graham as their defensive coordinator.
Smokey (21-Jan) : true
Zero2Cool (21-Jan) : No. The guy lined up too close and then they got an interception. 😜
rabidgopher04 (21-Jan) : Andy Reid loses another conference championship game.
gbguy20 (21-Jan) : dyspeptic
Nonstopdrivel (21-Jan) : So aggravating and unsatisfying.
Nonstopdrivel (21-Jan) : I have the same sort of dyspeptic feeling after this game that I often had after big games coached by Mike McCarthy.
beast (21-Jan) : Also Chiefs got an INT, then the guy lined up too close...
gbguy20 (21-Jan) : you're right about the chiefs Defense. get stops on first and second then fail on 3rd and long time and time again
gbguy20 (21-Jan) : the guy is incredible
gbguy20 (21-Jan) : it's been a long time since we have seen rodgers play as well as brady did these last few weeks
rabidgopher04 (21-Jan) : They are good, but I just don’t like them.
rabidgopher04 (21-Jan) : Chiefs looked a lot like the McCarthy Packers of old. Amazing offense and a defense that can’t get a 3rd down stop. Probably not watching the Super Bowl this year. So tired of the Patriots. They are g
gbguy20 (21-Jan) : do we get brady too?
Please sign in to use Fan Shout
2018 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 9 @ 7:20 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Sep 16 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Sep 23 @ 12:00 PM
Redskins
Sunday, Sep 30 @ 12:00 PM
BILLS
Sunday, Oct 7 @ 12:00 PM
Lions
Monday, Oct 15 @ 7:15 PM
49ERS
Sunday, Oct 28 @ 3:25 PM
Rams
Sunday, Nov 4 @ 7:20 PM
Patriots
Sunday, Nov 11 @ 3:25 PM
DOLPHINS
Thursday, Nov 15 @ 7:20 PM
Seahawks
Sunday, Nov 25 @ 7:20 PM
Vikings
Sunday, Dec 2 @ 12:00 PM
CARDINALS
Sunday, Dec 9 @ 12:00 PM
FALCONS
Sunday, Dec 16 @ 12:00 PM
Bears
Sunday, Dec 23 @ 12:00 PM
Jets
Sunday, Dec 30 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Think About It
Think About It
Recent Topics
26m / Around The NFL / Cheesey

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / KRK

10h / Random Babble / Smokey

10h / Random Babble / Smokey

11h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / blueleopard

19h / Fantasy Sports Talk / SINCITYCHEEZE

19h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Nonstopdrivel

20h / Green Bay Packers Talk / KRK

22-Jan / Green Bay Packers Talk / KRK

22-Jan / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

22-Jan / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

21-Jan / Green Bay Packers Talk / Dulak

21-Jan / Green Bay Packers Talk / KRK

21-Jan / Around The NFL / gbguy20

Headlines