Chapter 4, Page 153

Timmy Smith
Who was that? Rookie Timmy Smith runs out of the graps of Denver's Tony Lily on his way to a 58-yard touchdown in Super Bowl XXII. The little-known Smith set a Super Bowl record with 204 overal rushing yards that day.
(The Washington Post)
He called a play called Rocket Screen, in which Theismann threw a swing pass to Joe Washington in the flat. The same play to the other side had gained 67 yards in the regular-season game against the Raiders.

The problem was that Raiders defensive coordinator Charley Sumner remembered it from the first game, albeit after he had sent in the defense. He grabbed Squirek, his relatively fast linebacker, shoved him onto the field and told him to replace Millen and cover Joe Washington man-for-man, even though the rest of the Raiders were playing zone. Sure enough, Theismann lofted a pass over Lyle Alzado and intended for Washington — and Squirek intercepted it at the 5-yard line, stepping easily into the end zone for a 21-3 lead that crushed the Redskins.

"I had already called the defensive scheme in the huddle and had everybody lined up, so I come off the field grumbling, saying, `What a stupid thing to do," Millen said in 1997. "Then Jack makes the interception, scores and I'm saying, 'What a great call.' "

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