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I think it's time to say... Steve Smith isn't elite anymore.


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#1 Grammer

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:43 PM

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#2 Baschski

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:46 PM

Based on what? His solid performances the first two weeks before our QB play went to hell and he got hurt? His first week back from that injury? It's entirely too early to say that Smith isn't elite.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:46 PM

He could still be elite. The Panthers offense is prohibiting him from being elite.


So you fail.

#4 Fiz

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:47 PM

how can we say what ss is either way?

#5 PantherBrew

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:51 PM

By this token, Larry Fitzgerald isn't elite anymore either.

REC 29--YDS 331--AVG 11.4-- TDS 2

OP is wetarded.

the fail is strong with this one.

#6 jasonluckydog

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:52 PM

Thanks for posting this..I'm reading on the toilet and this helped me with my dump.

#7 Mr. Scot

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:52 PM

I can accept that he's not what he once was. No longer elite, though? Not sure I buy that.

He's suffered as much from lack of a complementary threat as anything (plus Delhomme's 2009 nosedive).

Yes, he's older, and yes, he's gotten injury prone. But if I'm an opposing DC, I'm still putting a lot of time into preparing for him.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:53 PM

I don't understand how someone can come back from a high ankle sprain in 3 weeks and not have a hundred yard game...

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:53 PM

Steve Smith floor is Hines Ward.

He'll contribute for a good long while.

#10 Jangler

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:54 PM

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#11 SCP

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:57 PM

Thanks for posting this..I'm reading on the toilet and this helped me with my dump.


I second this post. I have been backed up for the last few hours. The OP loosened up my stool. Free flowin' now. Gracias.

#12 OneBadassCat

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 09:03 PM

Smith has had everything that could possibly go against his numbers happen. Every WR in the top 10 since Smitty's career began has had above average to elite QB play. If not that then they have had better WR cores, yet Smith still delivered. The problem is that the offense has been entirely figured out with bad QB play, except for last Sunday. Give the guy a fuggin break, he would have had 1000 yds last season if he didn't break his arm. No one has a right to judge him right now.

#13 pantherclaw

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 09:04 PM

Wow

just ....

wow

I have something negative to say directed towards the OP, that questions his intelligence, and thought process, but then I'd get people's feelings hurt for being truthful.

Never mind I'm an equal opportunity asshole. lol

#14 CBDellinger

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 09:06 PM

If he isn't elite then why are teams constantly doubling him?

I mean, there are at least five NFL DCs that disagree with you, we have faced them all and they all doubled Smith... and I bet there are 10 more lined up ready to take the same stance when we play the remainder of our schedule.

When he quits getting doubled and doesnt make teams pay for it... then we'll talk.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 09:07 PM

The only thing I can think of that would come close to what Steve Smith has accomplished in his career under John Fox's offense would be a quadruple amputee winning the Boston marathon. And even then I would say Steve's accomplishments would be better.

He's still elite.


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