By Max Harper
While AJ Brown exploded for 10 catches and 155 yards Sunday against the Lions, DeVonta Smith was only targeted four times for nothing.
Nick Sirianni address that disparity yesterday:
“DeVonta Smith is a great playmaker — not a good playmaker, but a great playmaker. I think everybody in this city saw that last year,” Sirianni said.
“There were so many good things we did [Sunday], but then coming away you’re like — DeVonta Smith didn’t get any catches? Sometimes you don’t feel that in the game. But he’s got to touch the ball. There’s no doubt about it. It’s just the way the game went.”
“When we looked at it, he did have the four targets, but there was a handful of other things that were called for him, and for whatever reason — there are so many different reasons why it doesn’t go to him — but for whatever reason it didn’t,” Sirianni added.
“[Smith], A.J. [Brown] and Dallas [Goedert] are who the offense will run through, who the pass offense will run through, and it was just the perfect storm yesterday where he didn’t get any touches. That’s my job, to make sure he gets the touches. We’ll fix that.”