GMC Never Say Never Moment
Smith was disappointed that he couldn't cut as well as he wanted to Thursday. He was able to run just five routes in Friday's walkthrough, as trainers held him out because of the rain.
More fun with random numbers: Smith estimates that his knee is at "61 percent" entering the weekend.
Barring a serious turn for the better, there has to be concern that "89" will serve primarily as a decoy Sunday. His pedestrian statistics this season belie his importance to the Panthers as an inspirational force and team leader.