by Gary VanDyke | Chargers Correspondent | Mon, Nov 27th 10:00am EST
Ryan Smith was inserted as Hargreaves (hamstring) replacement for the matchup against Atlanta. Smith was charged with stopping Julio Jones, let's just say that didn't go well. Jones had a career day and Smith was outmatched in the situation as most defensive backs in the league would have been. Tampa Bay can't pin the loss to Atlanta on Smith however, it was a group effort.
Smith did record eight tackles for any IDP owner who took a long shot gamble on him this week. It's not recommended to take that gamble again if at all possible going forward. If by chance Hargreaves misses any more time there could be a slim chance Smith stays on the radar as opposing quarterbacks pick on him instead of Brent Grimes. But be aware that it is possible that Tampa Bay goes with a different option next time around.