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Steve Wysche on Smitty

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it boils down to 2 things

1) his attitude...if it sucks we don't want him around regardless of how much he has in the tank.

2) what he has left in the tank.

i don't care where he retires. i just don't want to be stuck with him like we are with kasay presently and like we were with jake and other fox favorites just because we like keeping people around here forever, even when the overall team suffers by having subpar players on board. and, yes...i'm calling kasay subpar because we have to waste a roster spot because he can only do half of his job. only reason he is still around is because he's been here forever. not a good enough reason, imo.

if his attitude is good and he can play as well as he did in his 20s...fine. once he starts slowing down and getting hurt a lot then we need to be moving him while he still has some value. love him or not...he is just a commodity. you have to decide what's more important, making the team better or staying loyal to players that you love. if we can make the team better by trading smith away then we need to do it while we can still get something for him.

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What is "re-enforcing"?

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What is "re-enforcing"?

1) To give more force or effectiveness to; strengthen.

2) To strengthen with additional personnel or equipment.

3) To strengthen by adding extra support or material.

4) To increase the number or amount of; augment.

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1) To give more force or effectiveness to; strengthen.

2) To strengthen with additional personnel or equipment.

3) To strengthen by adding extra support or material.

4) To increase the number or amount of; augment.

A smartass question deserves a smartass response I suppose.

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I think he was just analyzing that.

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I like the NFL article way better than Steve Reed's.

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I like the NFL article way better than Steve Reed's.

But Reed's, IMO, holds a lot more water.

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Unfortunately I think Reed is closer to the truth about Smitty. But given the uncertainty of this year and everything else, he isn't going to demand a trade and either have to eat crow if they don't move him or if no one will give enough to make it worth our while play for less than the 15 million he is scheduled to make. He is going to play it close to the vest and once the season starts he will quietly get traded to another team while we bring in someone else to replace him.

I will hate to see him go, but I was a Panther's fan before him and will be one after him as well.

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But Reed's, IMO, holds a lot more water.

I agree... i just like living in a fantasy world where Steve Smith is staying for as long as I can...

don't take that from me...

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So you can basically choose to believe whichever article that reinforces your own personal opinion. In my mind they both are a wash since neither come from Steve Smith or Marty Hurney.

I'm not buying the "it's what he didn't say" argument that Reed speculates about. I don't see any reason for Steve to be spouting off the "rah-rah-rah" line that Reed so desperately wants to hear to convince him that Steve is coming back. Why would Steve say those things. He wants to know the plan and the shape of the team. Without free agency not even Ron Rivera knows that. Steve is still in wait and see mode and doesn't want to tip his hand, a smart decision from a smart player.

I, just like all of you are just going to have to wait and see what Marty and Steve do..

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