Scouts Inc. runs down a few more things that jumped out.
• Panthers WR Steve Smith lined up as a punt returner in Week 17, and even though it wasn't a normal occurrence, coverage units must be ready for him to be used in this capacity. He is spending some practice time working on it.
• The Giants' pass rush has tailed off in recent weeks. DE Justin Tuck needs to heat up in the playoffs, while OLB Mathias Kiwanuka may be starting to wear down because he doesn't look as explosive as he has in the past.