Washington Redskins wide receiver Anthony Armstrong has taken the long road to get to the NFL. Ups, downs, comings and goings–he’s seen it all.
Perhaps that’s why the emerging star and budding radio host has nothing by sympathy for Hunter Smith who the team released Tuesday.
The veteran punter ultimately became the fall man for Sunday’s poor special teams performance after he failed to handle a high snap from Nick Sundberg on a PAT attempt that would have sent the game into overtime.
“You never want to see anybody get cut. For that to happen to him, you feel bad for him,” Armstrong said Tuesday during his radio show Sports Journey with Anthony Armstrong on the appropriately titled Sports Journey Broadcast Network. “I know he’ll be alright. He’s a good punter and he can hold the ball. He can basically play for any team if they need him to.”
Was Smith truly to blame for the loss? Not according to Armstrong. Neither was kicker Graham Gano.
“I want to put it basically on myself and the offense,” he said. “If we would have put the game away earlier in the first half we wouldn’t have come down to a last second hold and extra point.”