Still, there have been questionable decisions made by Smith throughout the season, befitting a rookie who is learning on the job. His 18 interceptions lead the NFL and his 62.1 quarterback rating is last among current starting quarterbacks.
"I don't like to call them growing pains," said Smith, who acknowledged that this is his toughest stretch statistically at any level. "I don't make any excuses for anything. I fully expect myself, rookie or not,Cheap Air Max 720 China
, to go out there and perform. They're just mistakes that I've got to correct."