Read this, via Brandon Castel at theozone.net:
"Meyer said Rod Smith's fumble was not an issue of ball-security or laziness. They don't condone fumbles, but that one won't set him back."
"Meyer wouldn't call Rod Smith dynamic just yet, but said "he's a big athlete who can run through tackles." Also praised his pass-blocking abilities."
I'm so happy that Coach recognizes Rod's athletic ability and that a single fumble won't get him in the dog house. With that said, I think we will all agree that Rod does NEED to better protect the ball. I haven't seen a RB run with that much power since Eddie.