This Mike Smith slash may very well have been my favourite part of last night’s game, and I have nothing against Dustin Brown. It presented very little chance of causing real injury, plenty for real pain, and was just so, so old school (I did grow up watching Billy Smith, for context). While Brown definitely took his time getting up, how got a “diving” penalty (to go along with Smith’s slash) is beyond me.
Just look at the backswing he takes below. He doesn’t quite get it to parallel, as Tiger Woods would recommend, but he held his wrists from releasing until the last second, and had some good hip turn. Really great way to generate power. Fore!
Just gotta work on that follow-through now.