A common NFL proverb is that father time is undefeated. Some great players have defended that truth for longer in recent years.
Harrison “The Hit Man” Smith, a potential Hall of Fame safety, looks to be the same.
The Vikings' defense has relied on Smith. Smith excels even in poor years for the defense, like 2022.
He had 5 interceptions at 33 last season, showing no decline. PFF awarded him a good grade despite his poor defense.
Compared to last season, the Viking defense has improved greatly. Flores blitzes like a crazy, pressuring nearly half of defensive snaps this season.
Harrison Smith may need more passing game splash plays to comeback this season.