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Yasinskas Speculation: "Real Chance" Smith is Traded

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I don't think Boldin got a 2nd...but I forget what it was. If he did Smitty should be able to get a 2nd, Smitty >>>>> Boldin. Smitty's only a year or two older and he's got more talent and drive in his little finger than Boldin. And Smitty definitely is not more broken down than Boldin....

But the point is moot in my opinion, I won't believe this baseless speculative "trade Smitty" talk until Rivera, Hurney, JR or Smitty himself say he wants out or might be traded. Or his grandma is in the video with two forms of ID.

I don't want them to trade Smitty the same reason I don't want any of our players traded - we just won't get any value for them. Seriously, how much do you think other teams value him? Even Boldin at his best only fetched a 2nd round pick. Moss when he was in a slump was traded for a 4th. I know a lot of people here think Smitty's an elite WR, but the fact of the matter is that his stats just haven't matched up to that in the last 2 years. The best move is simply to keep him. That's how we'll get the most value out of him.

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Boldin got a 3rd, but he was also younger than Smith with a more recent history of Pro Bowl play. Smith hasn't had a real productive season since '08. Even if that's almost entirely due to QB play, it's still going to hurt his trade value.

I'd be happy if we could get a 3rd for him, but it's more realistic that we get a 4th. Perhaps a conditional 3rd based on his performance would be a good idea.

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Oh was it only a 3rd? Thanks for the clarification. Either way, the point remains.

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I'd be happy if we could get a 3rd for him, but it's more realistic that we get a 4th. Perhaps a conditional 3rd based on his performance would be a good idea.

Anything less than 3 first round picks would not be a good idea.

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Anything less than 3 first round picks would not be a good idea.

If the Panthers stay young at QB.....Panthers should get rid of him for whatever they can get. Keeping on the team and him being a destructive force and not aiding in the growth of the offense does no one any good.

You can easily argue a lesser caliber vet WR would have done more good for this team than he did last season. Steve Smith has no place on a young offense at this point. Unless a vet QB is going to start this season then dump him for picks.

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Just be glad Michael Jordan doesn't own the Panthers. If he did, he would have traded Smitty to the Trail Blazers for a washing machine.

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We will get at least a second for steve..I know u guys love the guy and he is a great player.But maybe he soes want to go to a team thats better then the panthers then he might will be able to get a shot at a superBowl. Lets just be real 4 a second it will bw a whilw before we ever be able to get back. We gotta have a QB to get us there. The panthers are showing respect to the guy. If we get Lucky maybe a pretty good team already just need a WR to stretch the field a little may try to throw a first to get him. I mean You never know.

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I'd hate to see Smitty leave the Panthers but with everything going on right now, I wouldn't be surprised.

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If Smith does stay, there's a good possibility it's in a reduced role, perhaps as a number three. And honestly, that might be for the best.

Much as we all may like him, objectively speaking, he isn't what he once was.

(and basing plans for the season on the idea that he will be is probably a mistake)

There is no way in hell Steve Smith is the #3 WR on the Panthers next year.

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There is no way in hell Steve Smith is the #3 WR on the Panthers next year.

He very well might be. Heck, even Dwayne Jarrett had more yards per catch last year :eek:

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Guys, are you serious???

Smith was extremely affected by the poor, inconsistent QB play. I'll admit that he "may have lost a step" - but he is still an explosive player and one of the top 8-10 WRS in the league.

You guys gotta admit he played significantly better when Moore was in the game.

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