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Steve Smith or Larry Fitzgerald

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You guys must be delusional. Don't get me wrong, Fitzgerald is a fantastic receiver, but there is no one in the NFL that does what Smitty does. Forget the fact that he's a foot shorter than everyone else and has no logical business making the plays that he does, the man commands so much respect and fear from opposing teams that he doesn't even need to catch the ball to have a huge impact on the game.

Fitzgerald and Boldin are both excellent players, but Steve Smith is a legend in Carolina. Time after time he comes up with the big play, takes the ball away from two and three defenders, makes the clutch catch when we need it the most and he has won countless games for us. Maybe Fitzgerald has equal speed and hands, but Smitty has the intangibles that make him better than any WR in the game today.

Fitz does not have smiths speed. Speed kills! I would call it a draw and only take Fitz now because he is a lot younger.

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Did I miss a memo or something? When exactly did Fitzgerald become the greatest wide receiver to ever put on a helmet? I'm not saying that we, as panther fans, can't say that a player from another team is superior to a panther, but, although there is no real way to determine the superior player, I don't understand how so many of us can say Fitzgerald is easily better. I know he's a great wide receiver and one of the best in the game right now, but I don't see how he's in any way easily (key word) better than Smitty. What exactly has he accomplished that Smith hasn't? It's like saying so-so is the best heavyweight fighter in the world, even though he doesn't hold the belt (okay, that's a bit of a stretch even for me :P)

Anyways, It's all about production, isn't it? Fitzgerald doesn't have better numbers than Smitty even now, so where exactly is all this coming from? Again, I have no problem with y'all (cards fans too) picking Fitzy and I know this is ultimately unimportant, I just want to know how you came to your decision oh so easily. Shouldn't the seasoned veteran be considered better until the new guy proves everyone otherwise? I'm just wondering what exactly he has done to change everyone's minds. Steve Smith is one of the most explosive players in the league and he gives DCs nightmares in the offseason. He is the ultimate game changer, and far more clutch, so Smitty does get my pick, but that's not really important to my question. :)

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Actually, Fitz has been widely regarded as one of the best route runners in the league. That was what he was revered for in College, and if you watch him on film, you'd see how precise he is. No one attacks a ball harder on a curl route. Smith is a good route runner, however, I doubt a lot of people are going to say Steve Smith is one of the best route runners in the league. As is the case with a lot of things he does, Smith makes up for his deficiences with pure speed and will power

Smith makes the big catch EVERY time, absolutely true. However, he will drop quite a few of the routine catches. I have seen Fitz drop only 2 balls in his entire career. I'm sure he's dropped more, but its a hell of a rarity. Smith is fast, agile, quick, and great after the run, but Fitz is no snail either, however I do admit he's not as great after the catch, but Fitz has simply beat down every CB that came his way...even the so called elite corners

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How does he not have better numbers

Rk Player Team Pos Rec Yds Avg Yds/G Lng TD 20+ 40+ 1st 1st% FUM

Larry Fitzgerald ARI WR 96 1,431 14.9 89.4 78T 12 20 5 66 68.8 1

Steve Smith CAR WR 78 1,421 18.2 101.5 65T 6 23 6 59 75.6 1

Looks loke more yards twice the td same amount of fumbles. mind you we have another pro bowl wide out stealing someof his numberson the other side named Boldin. You may have heard of him

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Steve Smith.

Fitzgerald is an amazing WR as well however there is something different about Steve Smith. He plays as if he is pissed off and is always very aggressive and passionate about the games. You don't see many guys visually pissed off when they play anymore. Because they are getting paid either way and don't care. Steve Smith cares.

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Fitzgerald has 18 more receptions, while only having 10 more yards than Smith. You guys suspended your running game this season, so of course your receiver is going to have more touchdowns. Steve Smith also has two less games while, again, having only 10 less yards. His average per game and average per reception are superior, which shows he does more with less.

Both receivers put up great numbers this season, and don't get me wrong, they're both incredible talents. I just don't think Fitz's numbers really warrant all this talk about him being the better receiver on a freakin' panthers messageboard. :P

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True but your not taking into account he is the only wideout worth a darn on your team so of course he is going to have the most yards. We split the ball accross 3 1000 yard receivers 2 of which are in the pro bowl.

Listen Steve is an unbelievable wide out and is deffinatly top 5 but every person in the media/coaches/players state Fitz is the best in the league.

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It's a matter of preference. Smith is the better player, but Fitzgerald is the better WR. I'll leave it at that

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oh, and to the Cards fan, the media believes Andre Johnson is the best in the league.... don't state things you can't corroborate

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