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Saints break through but still face an uphill battle

...Snead six times for 89 yards. Snead, an undrafted free agent in 2014 who has 16 catches for the year."He's a smart player," coach Sean Payton said. "He's tough. He's extremely competitive and that's something we saw early in training...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-10-05/saints-break-through-still-fa
Clemson is not getting much love nationally

...This is a special person, he really is," Swinney said of Watson. "He's a great leader. He's one of the smartest players I've ever been around. I haven't been around many seniors with the football IQ that this man possesses right...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2015-08-06/clemson-not-getting-much-
Chris Pronger enters hall of fame despite being under contract thanks to bylaw change

...able to skate at that speed but stick handle at the same time and have an excellent vision, too, so he was a very smart player."Phil Housley had to wait a while since his final game in the 2003 playoffs with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-06-29/chris-pronger-enters-hall-
Deshawntee Gallon moves up to starting role for Georgia Southern

...has tremendous work ethic. We kept putting him in the ball games and he kept showing up, making plays."He's a smart player and his playing time increased. ... He's a good blitzer. He can cover in pass defense. He's a solid all-around...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-03-25/deshawntee-gallon-moves-s
Former linebacker Junior Seau is elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility

...enthusiasm. First guy in the building in the morning ? watching film, lifting weights, ready for practice," Belichick said."Energy before the game, on the sideline, during the game. An emotional player, but a smart player."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-31/former-linebacker-junior-seau
Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck is praised by New England coach Bill Belichick

...can do with his arm, his legs and his mind."He's got good poise, good vision, handles the team well. He's a smart player in terms of game management and situational football," Belichick said. "So I'd say all of those things are strengths...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-15/indianapolis-quarterback-andr
Patriots, Spurs follow similar paths

...LeGarrette Blount and linebacker Akeem Ayers have played well since their midseason additions this year."Bill needed smart players that were tough and low maintenance," Pioli said.There are, of course, differences in how the franchises have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-23/patriots-spurs-follow-similar
Derek Jeter returns to site of one of his most famous plays

...I've never seen that play before," said Washington, who is 62 and has spent his entire adult life in baseball."I don't think you will ever see that play again. It was one of the smartest plays from one of the smartest players.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-06-13/derek-jeter-returns-site-one-his-
GreenJackets Player Report: Ray Black

...lengthy and ripped; very strong. MakeupCloser mentality; high energy/intensity on field; understands position; smart player. Final commentsRay Black is the definition of a closer. He has elite velocity, a knockout secondary pitch, strength...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-09-04/greenjackets
GreenJackets Wrap-up: Reports on Ross, Messner, Sadberry

...season, and fatigue hasn't been a factor in his first full season. He shows aptitude in many ways, and he's a smart player who takes charge. He explained after the game that his swing path was too steep early in the season. He adjusted to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-07-28/greenjackets