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David Fleming
August 28, 2000
During a training camp drill, rookie fullback Terrelle Smith suffered a nasty half-inch gash above his left eye. Instead of alerting the trainers, the 6-foot, 245-pound Smith snuck off to the locker room, stopped the bleeding and bandaged the cut himself. While it's clear he can take care of himself, the big question for the karate black belt from Arizona State is whether he can take care of Ricky Williams, whom he will try to spring for long gainers. In the Saints' West Coast offense he should also get a chance to carry the ball and catch flares out of the backfield. "If I had to pick someone to run behind, I'd pick him," Williams says. "Just from watching tape of him in college, I could see he was a player who went hard on every play."
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August 28, 2000

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During a training camp drill, rookie fullback Terrelle Smith suffered a nasty half-inch gash above his left eye. Instead of alerting the trainers, the 6-foot, 245-pound Smith snuck off to the locker room, stopped the bleeding and bandaged the cut himself. While it's clear he can take care of himself, the big question for the karate black belt from Arizona State is whether he can take care of Ricky Williams, whom he will try to spring for long gainers. In the Saints' West Coast offense he should also get a chance to carry the ball and catch flares out of the backfield. "If I had to pick someone to run behind, I'd pick him," Williams says. "Just from watching tape of him in college, I could see he was a player who went hard on every play."

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