Sounded to me like he was emphasizing to the DJ that he didn't know the guy. Until something clear comes out, thats the way I take it. No reason not to.
if that is how you want to take it....fine by me.
89 knows who Rhodes is...everyone in the NFL does right now.
Context matters. They asked him about a highly talented player and they have a huge hole there.....in reality, why didn't Smith address the face value of the question? Rhodes is a former All Pro and Smith was directly told how highly he was rated last year.
So Smith doesn't run in his circle and has no comment about someone helping us.....b/c they don't hang out at Y soccer games together? LOL.
If Smith said I don't know him and then attempt to address the actual need he was asked about.....I may agree with you. He didn't