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Congrats Steve Smith

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Smith rules, but if I know Smith, and I feel the same way, records obtained in a loss are bittersweet and really meh.

Smith wants a ring, not another record. He could have a thousand of these, and they will all keep him below all other receivers much less impressive than him because of our lack of a Super Bowl ring. Only a Super Bowl win, will give Steve Smith justice as far as his placement in the NFL, and he plays almost every damn game like he deserves to be in one.

Shame if this receiver retires without one. I'm sure I'm going to catch a lot of flack, but I don't believe in this team's Super Bowl chances anymore and as a Steve Smith fan, not speaking as a Panthers fan, I hope he asks for a trade before he retires if we don't get our poo together. In the end he has played at a completely different level than most of our team as a whole for most of his career. He deserves to have an elite QB throw him the ball for at least one year of his career and I'd be watching every game he plays in.

The way I see it, he's paid his dues to me as a Panthers fan. No hard feelings if he wants to try and make a name for himself before his career is over. Not like he hasn't given us every ounce of energy. He's been very loyal to the Panthers for the caliber of receiver he is.

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Smith rules, but if I know Smith, and I feel the same way, records obtained in a loss are bittersweet and really meh.

Smith wants a ring, not another record. He could have a thousand of these, and they will all keep him below all other receivers much less impressive than him because of our lack of a Super Bowl ring. Only a Super Bowl win, will give Steve Smith justice as far as his placement in the NFL, and he plays almost every damn game like he deserves to be in one.

Shame if this receiver retires without one. I'm sure I'm going to catch a lot of flack, but I don't believe in this team's Super Bowl chances anymore and as a Steve Smith fan, not speaking as a Panthers fan, I hope he asks for a trade before he retires if we don't get our poo together. In the end he has played at a completely different level than most of our team as a whole for most of his career. He deserves to have an elite QB throw him the ball for at least one year of his career and I'd be watching every game he plays in.

The way I see it, he's paid his dues to me as a Panthers fan. No hard feelings if he wants to try and make a name for himself before his career is over. Not like he hasn't given us every ounce of energy. He's been very loyal to the Panthers for the caliber of receiver he iws.

GTFO, KThanks

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10,000 yards ain't too shabby for someone who's "too small to be anything more than a return man."

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GTFO, KThanks

Selfish fan. Where were most of you when no one was giving Smith any credit earlier in the year and everyone saying it was Newton? He's a man too. And he deserves the opportunity and chance to leave a legacy.

By no means would I stand in the way and not be understanding if he chose to go in that direction. Do I want that? Of course not. I'd much rather he wins a Super Bowl with us. But if I had to pick, and we don't make it anyway the next 3 years, why the fug would any real fan want to have a guy like Smith to waste away his final years and fade out into obscurity? I'd me much happier if he made it with another team, because in my heart he's still going to be a Panther no matter who he plays for or who gets him there from here on out.

If he doesn't win a ring, he will never get the respect his play level deserves in the NFL. He belongs in every discussion with other top elite receivers and he's so overlooked in the media and even by Panthers fans, that most are ready to give credit to a rookie QB than to Steve Smith.

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actually what Smith wants is to be able to play the game he loves while not uprooting his family, but hey, you can make it seem like all Smith cares about is football these days if you really want.

He's happy here right now, listen to some interviews. He has other reasons than the Panthers to stay in Carolina.

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actually what Smith wants is to be able to play the game he loves while not uprooting his family, but hey, you can make it seem like all Smith cares about is football these days if you really want.

He's happy here right now, listen to some interviews. He has other reasons than the Panthers to stay in Carolina.

Yeah actually I did. You keep having this black and white mentality about things. You really should listen to his latest interview because he also tackled some other misconceptions some fans like to throw around. In one of his latest interviews, he not only made it pretty clear that when it comes to him, as well as the rest of the guys, they care very much about winning, as well as scoring and how much it means to them to feel like they are part of the reason for winning.

http://davedameshek.nfl.com/2011/11/30/ddfp-steve-smith-deangelo-hall-usher-in-a-new-era/?campaign=Twitter_podcast

Steve may put the team above himself which what you want, but it also doesn't mean the players don't care about some of the other things as well. They do, and they should and any other human being should.

They're not owned. Slaves. Products. Although that may be part of their "job" and "contract". They're human beings with a life and they have personal aspirations as well as team aspirations. Steve coaches a soccer team for example and is also an a business man. What's important is making sure you have your priorities straight and I think Steve Smith has proven that with the Panthers.

Don't be fooled that means he doesn't care about his own legacy. He was ready to jump ship last year but after years of frustration I don't blame him. He's paid his dues 10 fold.

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I know all about that interview, I did a transcript of it. My point was that I think Smitty is happy enough here and isn't going to ask for a trade this year. I never said he should be treated like a slave, lol. You are going off the deep end again, careful.

Here are some quotes:

DDFP: With a player like Cam Newton is it easier to take the losses, where you have a QB where the future is bright?

SS: No it does not. I don't like losing. It's not that I gotta get used to it, I just gotta temper it and realize it's a process. Rome wasn't built in a day.

Note that he says "Rome wasn't built in a day." Sounds like a guy eager to break free of "Panther bondage" or whatever crazy poo you are implying, right?

Now here's the one you missed:

DDFP: I hear ya, but things are looking up, but during the summer we were hearing about you wanting to go to a team that would be winning games immediately. Was the moment you go out on the field and see Cam Newton through the ball you say I'm not going anywhere?

SS: Well you know, it's kind of hard to say exactly what happened, but it was a process and for me it was really a thing where home was important and work came second. I keep that in mind and I think that's the best thing I can do.

Family is most important to him, and family is here. That's why he was considering retiring this year, because he didn't want to play and be unhappy anymore and he wanted to be there for his family. Lucky for him, he has coaches who are utilizing him well and he enjoys that.

I wouldn't feel bad for Smitty if he wanted to leave, but I have no reason to think he does. You can go off on how Smith isn't a slave blah blah blah but nobody is arguing that. There just is little reason to think Smith actually wants to go anywhere.

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Can we just stop arguing and post some beautiful Smitty pics of his greatest moments..I'll start. Rams playoff game.

steve-smith-carolina-panthers-rams-autographed-photograph-3367259.jpg

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Congratulations to #89. Greatest Panther of all time.

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