Former Iowa WR critical of Hawkeyes play-calling with not-so-subtle tweet
Now that Brandon Smith’s career at Iowa is over, he doesn’t have much of an issue discussing the offensive play-calling. And he doesn’t appear to be much of a fan of the scheme during his time with the program.
On Sunday, Big Ten Network shared a clip of one of Smith’s highlight-reel catches, an impressive snag over a Penn State defender for a touchdown in a 17-12 loss in 2019. The post came after Smith was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after he was not selected in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Smith followed that with a comment of his own.
“Honestly should have been doing that a lot more but,” Smith wrote, adding an image of a person shrugging his shoulders.
Honestly should have been doing that a lot more but 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/PgbdSIhCKZ
— Brandon Smith (@_BSmith12) May 2, 2021
As if that wasn’t enough, Smith also responded to others who commented on his post. Clearly, he doesn’t think wide receivers get enough attention in the Iowa offense.
I don’t think Brandon Smith was a fan of the play-calling at Iowa pic.twitter.com/5T7I9x0QZI
— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) May 2, 2021
In four seasons at Iowa, Smith totaled 1,041 yards and 9 touchdowns while catching 91 passes. His most productive year came in 2019, when he hauled in 37 receptions for 439 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Last season, Smith was credited with 23 catches for 231 yards and 2 touchdown receptions in seven games.
Ihmir Smith-Marsette was the only Iowa receiver selected in this year’s NFL Draft, the first Hawkeye at the position taken since 2012. He was taken at No. 157 by the Minnesota Vikings.