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New Deal For Steve Smith

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He needed to extended, no doubt. However this is why being so close to the cap is not a good thing generally. When they put themselves in that situation it makes it very clear to a player like Smith and his agent that the team needs to restructure for the short term. It puts all the leverage into the hands of the player.

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Not if said player is Steve Smith, wouldn't bother me in the slightest.

Ok.

To me, it is simply pointless to pay guys what they have no chance to make outside of Carolina. You do that with too many players and limits how good you can make your overall team. Why is it cool if we drastically overpay an aging WR and not others?

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umm....this helps make more cap room

Duh? Sarcastic post was sarcastic.

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Ok.

To me, it is simply pointless to pay guys what they have no chance to make outside of Carolina. You do that with too many players and limits how good you can make your overall team. Why is it cool if we drastically overpay an aging WR and not others?

Because Steve Smith is hands down the greatest player this franchise has ever had, and even if you overpay for him, it's not like it's going to hurt you forever. He's gonna be done at the end of the contract anyway, so if we pay a million or two more than we should have for a couple years, it keeps our young franchise QB's favorite target around, buys us time to not be forced into reaching to draft a replacement for him, and really only stops us from spending that extra couple of million on some FA that isn't going to end up being worth it anyway.

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I can't believe you ho's are in here complaining about signing Smitty to an extension. I read the headline and thought I'd come here to celebrate with my fellow Panthers fans. Smitty will be a Panther for life. He'll be the first truly great player that the Panthers drafted out of college that spends his entire career here. Bringing down his cap number for this year helps too. Get your heads out of your asses and be happy for once.

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Because Steve Smith is hands down the greatest player this franchise has ever had, and even if you overpay for him, it's not like it's going to hurt you forever. He's gonna be done at the end of the contract anyway, so if we pay a million or two more than we should have for a couple years, it keeps our young franchise QB's favorite target around, buys us time to not be forced into reaching to draft a replacement for him, and really only stops us from spending that extra couple of million on some FA that isn't going to end up being worth it anyway.

Yeah, but paying guys for what they have done isn't a great practice.

and if you overpay Smith and large number of players are overpaid on the same roster.....it does clearly hurt the overall team for the immediate future.

Hopefully they did give him a comparable deal to Wayne so that it will be a moot issue

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I can't believe you ho's are in here complaining about signing Smitty to an extension. I read the headline and thought I'd come here to celebrate with my fellow Panthers fans. Smitty will be a Panther for life. He'll be the first truly great player that the Panthers drafted out of college that spends his entire career here. Bringing down his cap number for this year helps too. Get your heads out of your asses and be happy for once.

No one is complaining Smith got an extension. Everyone wanted that.....some are just delaying over fapping to it until the numbers come out. Could be a good move or a great move.....when the number are out I will fap accordingly

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Yeah, but paying guys for what they have done isn't a great practice.

and if you overpay Smith and large number of players are overpaid on the same roster.....it does clearly hurt the overall team for the immediate future.

Hopefully they did give him a comparable deal to Wayne so that it will be a moot issue

I understand that overpaying guys is not a great practice. Williams got overpaid given the circumstances with a younger, better Stewart waiting to take his place. But guys like CJ, who we didn't and still don't have a replacement for and who would have gone to a division rival, and Steve Smith, whom we haven't had a complement to in forever and has been our best player for a decade, sometimes warrant getting paid above market value, even if it is typically not a great idea. I'm not saying give Smitty a Fitzgerald or Megatron contract, but he certainly deserves to be paid whatever the Panthers give him IMO.

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Ignore that CRA guy...be happy!

BTW-Been a Huddler for a while but after the update my old profile stopped working. (I was away for 2 1/2 mo.s)

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No one is complaining Smith got an extension. Everyone wanted that.....some are just delaying over fapping to it until the numbers come out. Could be a good move or a great move.....when the number are out I will fap accordingly

You sir, have become a resident whiner.

Turn that concerned frown upside down! Drink the kool-aid and fuging stop worrying about things you can't control. If you want to be GM of the panthers, go for it. Until then, you're a just a message board genius like the rest of us. Take a chill pill.

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Yessir!!!

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Sweet sauce.

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