I have to admit, that was a nice little wrinkle we threw in there. I don't want to give Davidson any credit for anything remotely intelligent because I don't think he's capable of such thought, but it must've been by design. I know teams said when Jake was here that if we sent Smitty in motion and he ended up at the slot when we snapped it that the throw was going to him...
What I liked about what you mentioned is that Smitty was already set at the slot before the snap most plays I remember in the 3 WR sets. It definitely leaves HUGE gaps in zone coverages to have both of them on the same side of the field.
Smith in the slot is a match made in heaven. He was probably drafted to play there but became much more than that.
Most true X receivers are taller than Steve. He overcame his height with timing, leaping ability and toughness. When was the last time you saw him outjump a guy for the ball? Cowher once made a comment about Fitzgerald that he was "always open 5 feet over his head." That's what you want in your X receiver. Speed, jumping ability and route running.
The prototype for a slot guy is toughness, RAC. Lots of time they are shorter. Steve fits the protype to a T.
I really hate the #1, #2 designations. We need someone to step up who can play the X. Hopefully that's Gettis.
Think of Smith in a similar role to Wes Welker for the Patriots.