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Alex Smith’s reconstructed leg got the Aaron Donald seal of approval during today’s game in which Donald jumped on Smith’s back for a sack and led the defensive tackle to say, “‘that motherf**king leg is strong!”
Smith replaced Kyle Allen with 1:53 left in the second quarter of today’s Rams-Football Team game. It was the first time he’s played in a game since the leg fracture on November 18, 2018. It didn’t take long before Donald was climbing on Smith’s back with 1:44 remaining in the quarter and giving him his first hit since that ugly injury nearly two years ago.
The leg held up and Smith finished 9 of 17 for 37 yards. Football Team head coach Ron Rivera said after the game that Allen will be the starter next week if he’s healthy and Smith will go back to being the backup.
“He was put in a very difficult position, and I thought he handled himself very well,” Rivera said of Smith. Rivera even went as far as saying it was “good to see” Smith get sacked by Donald, adding it showed Smith could handle a hit and get up.
— Tony X (@soIoucity) October 11, 2020
“That motherfucking leg is strong!” pic.twitter.com/fzo5VUaTMb
— guynameashley (@guynameAshley) October 11, 2020
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Still great news for Alex, but honestly … watching his family watch him play was difficult. He is a great human, but the highlights I saw are scary.
Skins can’t protect anyone, much less Alex in the pocket.
If Cowboys lose to Giants, Eagles are in first place at 1-3-1.
I’ve never seen such a garbage conference in my life. They should lose the playoff spot by executive order 🤪
I was in pain myself every time he got sacked. I am happy he made it.
Now the Skins still stinks and I really don’t know what can salvage this franchise.
Talk about trial by fire! Damn. Aaron Donald is a beast. Even if Smith doesn’t take another snap, he should be pleased with his efforts today. 👍🏼
“Football Team head coach”. Love it.
Smith has some stones to even get back on the field… Go, Redskins!
By far, the best thing I saw today was Alex Smith on the field, completing passes – and even getting sacked.
I’ll remember that even when I forget everything else that happened on the field.