Irv Smith Jr. Hits the TV Circuit

Irv Smith Jr.
Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith (84) before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

I, like most of you, have exceptionally high hopes for Mr. Smith this year. With Week 1’s poor showing, he is eager to show out and compete. Smith made an appearance on Good Morning Football today and had the following things to say.

“It’s definitely high expectations for sure, as you want for yourself as a player,” Smith said during a Thursday appearance on Good Morning Football. “As a coach, you want somebody that’s gonna push you and want the best out of you and your team. Coach Zimmer definitely wants that. That’s definitely not the outing that we wanted to come out with and show the world.

“But there’s a lot more games, a lot more preseason games left, and I’m confident in this team. I know Coach Zimmer is as well. He just wanted to relay the messaging and let the people know, let the team know that we have high expectations. There are not many limitations to our team, I feel like, with the skill set that we have and the team that they built around us. There’s no way that we shouldn’t go out there and dominate every game.”

I, for one, am excited to see the progress he has made in the offseason. The hole Kyle Rudolph left this offseason when he took his talents to New Jersey, the opportunities will be ample for the second-year player out of Alabama. His particular skill set makes him a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. It will be exciting to see Kubiak work him in as a focal point in the offense.

Full video is available here.