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Anyone else tired of Smitty?

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Steve is Steve.

The end is nearer than some think though....overall, Smitty has played bad by his standards. Most of it also can't be pinned on his QB either.

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I know this probably wont go over well but I am starting to get a little tired of Smitty. He acts like a 5 year old that throws temper tantrums and is off his meds. It seems like every game he is starting a fight and is always wrestling on the ground with a opposing DB. Then you have the fiasco of him calling out Cam publicly after the Giants game. I know this part isnt entirely his fault but here we are heading imto game 6 and he doesnt have a single TD yet, not one! I am actually shocked he hasnt been flagged once yet for unsportsman like conduct with all the fights he starts. He might be a proven vet and I can accept him being just a little scrappy but lately it seems like he cares more about starting a fight.

No. This team needs 52 more smitties IMO.

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I love Smitty, but Im with CRA, hes having a lackluster year (drops, no TDs thru 6 weeks, fanning flamez at our QB). If he cant step up and play better maybe he should retire. Im tired pf long time vets who arent helping us win get passes for it.

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He has always wore his emotions on his sleeve.I do not think he is calling out anyone ...I think he is trying to motivate him.

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i wonder if rivera needs to have a mr. mopeyhead talk with mr. chippypants

still laughing

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He has always wore his emotions on his sleeve.I do not think he is calling out anyone ...I think he is trying to motivate him.

But it cant be all excused as wanting to motivate Clausen in 2010 or Cam in 2012.....he showed his immaturity in it all as well.

Cant excuse all behavior based on where it may be rooted

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Van gogh cut off his own ear

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But it cant be all excused as wanting to motivate Clausen in 2010 or Cam in 2012.....he showed his immaturity in it all as well.

Cant excuse all behavior based on where it may be rooted

What is this "all" that you speak of in reference to Smitty and Cam in 2012? He told him to get off the bench and take notes when the offense was on the field at the end of the Giants game. There's nothing wrong with that. That is 100% intent to motivate, that is maturity and leadership, not immaturity. I'm not saying the fighting with DBs is not immaturity, to an extent it is, but nothing in regards to his relationship with Cam is negative at all. Having a "chip on your shoulder" is at its core an immature characteristic, and that immature characteristic is what has driven him to be as great as he has been. Yea, his age is starting to show a bit, but he's still doing better than any other receiver on the team.

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What is this "all" that you speak of in reference to Smitty and Cam in 2012? He told him to get off the bench and take notes when the offense was on the field at the end of the Giants game. There's nothing wrong with that. That is 100% intent to motivate, that is maturity and leadership, not immaturity. I'm not saying the fighting with DBs is not immaturity, to an extent it is, but nothing in regards to his relationship with Cam is negative at all. Having a "chip on your shoulder" is at its core an immature characteristic, and that immature characteristic is what has driven him to be as great as he has been. Yea, his age is starting to show a bit, but he's still doing better than any other receiver on the team.

Smith telling Cam on a sideline to get off a bench is fine....but Smith did more than that.

Smitty went to the media and got on a soapbox which was the immature Smith still not understanding how to lead.

So again, you can't excuse all behavior bc of the root of it. Smith has no room to get on a soapbox and go through the media.....it was a joke. It added more eyes and pressure on a kid that already more than any player in our franchise history. Just bc Cam needs to be shown how to lead.....doesn't mean anyone can do anything.

Ricky Prohel = mature leader in 2003

Steve Smith = immature guy with a C on his chest

What is said, is Smith even acknowledged the way he should of handled it....both while he was handling it wrong and when he apologized a few days later

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I guess different people see different things. I know he said he should have handled it different later, but I can only imagine he was asked to say that to deflect what the media was making out of it. He was asked about what happened, he answered the question. I didn't see it as getting on a soapbox, he didn't go into a rant about it. He didn't go to the media, the media came to him and asked. We all know there's not much of a filter between Smitty's brain and his mouth, but I didn't think what he said when the media asked about it was out of line. But to each his own.

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I know this probably wont go over well but I am starting to get a little tired of Smitty. He acts like a 5 year old that throws temper tantrums and is off his meds. It seems like every game he is starting a fight and is always wrestling on the ground with a opposing DB. Then you have the fiasco of him calling out Cam publicly after the Giants game. I know this part isnt entirely his fault but here we are heading imto game 6 and he doesnt have a single TD yet, not one! I am actually shocked he hasnt been flagged once yet for unsportsman like conduct with all the fights he starts. He might be a proven vet and I can accept him being just a little scrappy but lately it seems like he cares more about starting a fight.

Am I tired of the best WR on the team? Am I tired of someone that needs to say something and does? Am I tired of one of the best receivers in the League? NO, I'm not

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No, but I understand the logic to a degree. I don't think any of this would be brought up if the team were winning

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