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Yasinskas Speculation: "Real Chance" Smith is Traded


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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:18 PM

Smitty wants out so let him go already.

Don't let the door hit ya....

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:22 PM

Smitty wants out so let him go already.

Don't let the door hit ya....


Smitty doesn't want to play w/ a QB like Clausen as he gets old (or a rookie).....makes sense.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:27 PM

I can easily see that if a CBA is done before the draft, we trade Smith and draft Green.


The trip to see Green makes no sense unless we are figuring to be Smithless. Or we plan on trading down...or both. I have thought this for a while. What is the least you would take for SS? I hear NE, and I would love the 33rd pick back, but the Pats 2nd (60th overall) is about right.

I know others want more, but he is not bringing more.

Edited by MHS831, 22 March 2011 - 12:29 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:27 PM

If he's traded, they'd likely want it to be to an AFC team. Also might want to look west to put Smith back closer to his hometown (unless he'd rather continue to live in Charlotte for his kids sake).

Yes, that raises the possibility of trading him to Fox and the Broncos, but I don't know that they have as much receiver need as other teams in the AFC West (like the Chiefs).

Chargers could conceivably be an option, but I'm not sure I buy that.

Edited by Mr Scot, 22 March 2011 - 12:30 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:30 PM

If he's traded, they'd likely want it to be to an AFC team. Also might want to look west to put Smith back closer to his hometown (unless he'd rather continue to live in Charlotte for his kids sake).


Chargers (Rivera connection), or Pats I can almost guarantee it with my non existent sources

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:32 PM

Chargers (Rivera connection), or Pats I can almost guarantee it with my non existent sources

I have a hard time with the Chargers for need reasons, but given that one of their reserves just got arrested a short time ago, I suppose it's possible.

Pats come up every time a vet's potentially being traded, but they already have a younger version of Smith (Wes Welker).

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:40 PM

Chargers or Ravens

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:51 PM

Financially, the Panthers will be so incredibly below any reasonably likely future salary cap that we'd have no need to part ways with Steve Smith or any other desirable player for that matter.

Assuming a CBA does not get done before draft day (seems a safe bet), then we won't see Smith leave unless he is demanding to leave. If he does leave, we will require immediate compensation with players in positions of need, and specifically not picks for future drafts.

The misleading and uniformly negative public relations press against Richardson and the Panthers franchise practically demands that when the new CBA returns, we will be spending that margin under cap on roster additions. Although it is entirely possible, it is hard to illustrate any reasonably likely scenario where we lose Smith and upgrade on offense at the same time. Proven WRs are hard to come by.

FA Offensive linemen that could be in the mix:
We could use Ryan Harris from Denver, and they need a receiver.
Atlanta (who needs another receiver) has several offensive linemen available, and honestly I think our DBs know how to beat Steve Smith. Risky, but a possibility.
Lyle Sendlein from Arizona, and they could use another WR.

There'd be more to it than that of course.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:54 PM

I have thought for a while that he would be gone, and not necessarily just because he wanted out. Rivera has talked about seeing how SS fits and what is best for the organization. Other people around the team have hinted that Steve was a problem last year with Clausen and before that with other young receivers.

It is very possible that Rivera just wants him gone. You can't develop a young team if one of your high profile vets is stunting that development. If that's the case he has to go.

I love Steve for what he has done for the organization and the joy he has brought to us as fans, but it is probably best for both parties to go their separate ways.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:59 PM

Financially, the Panthers will be so incredibly below any reasonably likely future salary cap that we'd have no need to part ways with Steve Smith or any other desirable player for that matter.

Assuming a CBA does not get done before draft day (seems a safe bet), then we won't see Smith leave unless he is demanding to leave. If he does leave, we will require immediate compensation with players in positions of need, and specifically not picks for future drafts.

The misleading and uniformly negative public relations press against Richardson and the Panthers franchise practically demands that when the new CBA returns, we will be spending that margin under cap on roster additions. Although it is entirely possible, it is hard to illustrate any reasonably likely scenario where we lose Smith and upgrade on offense at the same time. Proven WRs are hard to come by.

FA Offensive linemen that could be in the mix:
We could use Ryan Harris from Denver, and they need a receiver.
Atlanta (who needs another receiver) has several offensive linemen available, and honestly I think our DBs know how to beat Steve Smith. Risky, but a possibility.
Lyle Sendlein from Arizona, and they could use another WR.

There'd be more to it than that of course.


Extensions to Beason, Kalil and Johnson will whack a huge amount on our cap, considering all were still on their rookie deals.

Any attempt to bring back Anderson, or TD will also come with a few $$$ attached. Whilst we may well be below the cap now, we won't be almost certainly once the dust settles on new contracts. Add in a #1 overall draft pick, the rest of the draft class and presumably a few free agents (not nec high priced...) and you quickly see that you are wildly off base.

The vibes being given off are nothing to do with finances, so I think you have missed the point here. What is being suggested is that Smith might well want to move on, or at least expect too much too soon from this team.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 01:00 PM

Chargers or Ravens

Ravens are AFC, could probably use him. Only the geography makes me wonder there.

The Bengals could conceivably use him, but I think he'd nix that and retire.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 01:07 PM

If we do trade Smitty, we better damn well sign a good FA WR. Green is no Smith (yet), and we don't even know we'd draft him. Sorry, but Clausen/Moore to LaFell/Gettis/Green/Edwards is ugly.

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