Five more things that jumped out in the film room

After looking at the film, Gary Horton tells you 10 things you might not have picked up on.

Originally Published: January 6, 2009
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
Scouts Inc. runs down a few more things that jumped out.

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• 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.

Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.