Here’s today post-scrimmage presser.
It sounds like he’s trying to figure out if the running game is coming along, or if it’s just a mirage.
Same with the offensive line.
Smart opined that the better pass protection on Saturday could have had something to do with the offense trying to run the ball more, thus mixing up the calls for the defense. But Smart added that the pass pockets were generally better, and “it was a different vibe” in pass protection.
“Was it because Isaiah was (at left tackle) and Gaillard was at guard, it may have been. It may have been because we ran it better,” Smart said. “But certainly it was more efficient. I stand behind the quarterback in the scrimmage and I could see down the field. Last (scrimmage) it was chaos.”
Honestly, I’d rather hear that than more happy talk.