Originally posted by defenderDX:
They haven't game planned for any pre-season game, and Smith's done fine......
In way, yes they have. They worked on the playbook and certain plays that week. These were plays they were going to focus on in the preseason game, plays that they need to work on. This week, it's all about working on exactly what they will be doing during Week 1 which means they will be practicing almost nothing that will be called in preseason game 4. In preseason game 4, Jimmy Raye will be picking anything out of the playbook.
I think it's realistic to think it's better if Smith sits to keep his memory of his last game when prepared, which was good.