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Steve Smith was going to retire after the 2014 season

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*insert generic derogatory remark about Steve Smith here*

Pretty embarrassing that so many in our fan base take just about every opportunity possible to sh*t on the guy.

He's gone, wish him well, and be done with it. Let it heal.


I got nothing but respect for Steve Smith who made this franchise relevant for the past 13 years.

But it's funny how the some people say he's gone, wish him well, move on, but can't objectively say Steve Smith keeps opening his mouth ever opportunity he gets.

Most people here only talk about him at this point in a new Steve Smith thread. New Steve Smith threads are generally started because Steve Smith opened his mouth again.

Steve Smith stops talking, Panthers fans will stop having an opinion on what he has to say.
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I got nothing but respect for Steve Smith who made this franchise relevant for the past 13 years.

But it's funny how the some people say he's gone, wish him well, move on, but can't objectively say Steve Smith keeps opening his mouth ever opportunity he gets.

Most people here only talk about him at this point in a new Steve Smith thread. New Steve Smith threads are generally started because Steve Smith opened his mouth again.

Steve Smith stops talking, Panthers fans will stop having an opinion on what he has to say.

 

From what I've seen it's mostly other people stirring it up.

 

You honestly think the guy is never going to speak about the team that he spent the entirety of his career with?

 

The last thread we had about him was some dipshit on twitter asking him to tank the Ravens game in favor of the Panthers.

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Hatred??? No. Distain---yes. In this article smith is basically saying that the "mean ole' panthers" ruined his plan. Now, they have awakened the angry giant. And he know's where we live...and he's coming to get us. Aren't you scared?????? Answer---- Uh no!!! Well you should be. Get your googles ready...cause there's gonna be blood and guts everywhere. What SS doesn't realize is the blood and guts may very well be his own. I look forward to the game.

 

OK, "disdain" is a good word. But I still think that your tone and representation of the interview---and Smith's actions since he was released---are off base.  Smith has never EVER been one to bullshit, so I just don't believe he is throwing up smoke and mirrors now.  As you probably know, the "blood and guts" thing was all in fun.  I look forward to the game as well.  I just hope that we win at the end of the day.

 

Yea the stunt to make our team better. The nerve of that guy.

 

Your attempt at sarcasm is a red herring. G-man could have let Smitty know his intentions early on in the process (like in the exit interview as has been stated multiple times before), and still ended up at the same place we are today.  

 

Unlike some G-man shorts sniffers, I can support him but still be critical when it is warranted.  As the GM, the onus was on him to ultimately handle the situation much more responsibly.  

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Wouldn't surprise anyone in the NFL world if Smith had the best game of his career against Carolina this year.

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Thoughts? IMO there needs to have been better communication between Steve and upper management. We lost money cutting him this year to save money in the long run, but if he was going to retire anyway, why cut him?


I think 89's communication was clear.....and his nonsense was too much given his production
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Wouldn't surprise anyone in the NFL world if Smith had the best game of his career against Carolina this year.


So 220 some aught all purpose yards then

I think that might surprise a few people honestly

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I'm a little curious why it took him getting cut to start running everyday. If you're not giving 100% at 35 should you be surprised at a pink slip in the NFL?
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we still did the right thing. move on people. We have a straight up beast now wearing number 13

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Where is this notion about him giving anything less than 100% for this team on gamedays coming from?

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He can say what ever he wants now but the Panthers gave him the opportunity to have the career that he has and the life he has. All his bluster and BS helped get him a ticket out of here and he has no one to blame for that but himself.If we could only know what went down between him and teammates in the locker room.....we all know about his violent episodes in the past.. You can deny it all you want, but the reality is something was going down with him and other teammates.....and that was causing a problem. The comments from RR and hs past history sure point that way.
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Some people believe that if Smith had told The FO about his retirement plans after 2014, then that may have softened the FO's stance, but after reading David Newtons article regarding Smith's sentiment in the SI interview, Newton apparently isn't one of them.  Newton has a point (though I still would have loved to see Smitty play in the slot with Benjamin and someone else on the outside).  At the end of the day, maybe David Newton is 100 percent correct in that Smith's presence would have stunted our young receivers' growth.

 

 

 

To have kept Smith for a farewell tour would not have helped the Carolina offense progress. It would not have allowed young receivers such as Tavarres KingMarvin McNuttBrenton Bersinand Kealoha Pilares to get the time on the field that they need to prove themselves. 

 

 

 

 

 

"But I'm going to take a few people down with me. Not in spite, but just fun. I'm going to enjoy playing ball again. I'm going to have fun here." 

That is a good thing, because there were times Smith didn't appear to be having fun last season with Carolina. He deserves to have fun at this point in his career. 

But it was time for the Panthers to move on. 

Even if it postponed Smith's retirement.

 

 

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Steve stirring the pot, nonstop...... people forget steve wanted to be traded during his career. More than once too, so steve can change his feelings. The time behind a mic hes learned how to be more of a attention grabber.
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