In an interview prior to ESPN's award show, Jerry Rice backed Rex Grossman and Coach Smith's decision to move Devin Hester to offense.
He also thinks the receivers need to step up to help out Grossman.
Rice, a 13-time Pro Bowler, is the NFL's all-time career leader in receptions, reception yards and touchdowns. He won three Super Bowl rings.
"For me, it was always adjusting to the quarterback to make it easier for him," Rice said. "I mean, the way you run your routes, being at the right place at the right time.
"That will help the quarterback get rid of the ball quicker. That's the way you can help your quarterback."
Rice said he foresees no problem for Hester learning how to get off the line of scrimmage and into his pass pattern.
"You know he has the quickness," Rice said. "You don't want to send this guy across the middle because you know that if he goes across the middle he is going to get punished.
"You don't want to get him injured, but you know he can make plays on the outside. And it is going to be a hard match-up for the defense when you put Hester in that slot position against the linebacker."
Nothing completely new, but this is the first time I have heard somebody talk about what another position needs to do to help Grossman achieve this year what most of us think he can.