Lessons learned in Saints WR Tre’Quan Smith’s rookie year: Always be ready, and maximize opportunities (1 Viewer)

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By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

You can call it a season of highs and lows if you want, and you would be justified if basing that though on pure statistical production, but that is not the way New Orleans Saints receiver Tre’Quan Smith chooses to characterize his rookie season.

The raw numbers do not play a huge part in Smith’s calculus. It is less the overall production than the opportunities missed that eat at Smith when he reflects back on his first foray into the NFL.

To be sure, there have been people in his corner telling him that he has had a good season — among them, publicly, is Saints coach Sean Payton — but he is evaluating himself on a different scale.

“When you think about it yourself and the person you want to be in life, I always think I could have done better this season, a lot better,” Smith said. “I could’ve made more plays.” ...

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