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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:34 AM

and with the #3 overall selection in the 2013 NFL draft ... the Carolina Panthers select ... Marcus Lattimore, RB, University of South Carolina....

hurney magic.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:35 AM

I somewhat see where OP is coming from. Even though I love Smitty and he is my favorite player on this team, sometimes his attitude on the field can be distracting and detrimental to the team.

When has Smitty attitude ever been detrimental to the team. The man has played his but off every year, lead the team every year other than the broken leg year, and you morons are saying that replacing him will be better for the team. You think that we suck now, where the heck would we be if we didn't have Smitty. You've seen our attempt at replacing Moose, you really think that we can replace 89? There isn't a defense that we play that doesn't gameplan to contain 89...

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:48 AM

When has Smitty attitude ever been detrimental to the team. The man has played his but off every year, lead the team every year other than the broken leg year, and you morons are saying that replacing him will be better for the team. You think that we suck now, where the heck would we be if we didn't have Smitty. You've seen our attempt at replacing Moose, you really think that we can replace 89? There isn't a defense that we play that doesn't gameplan to contain 89...


After he punched Lucas, Smith himself acknowledged his team flat out told him his attitude had been a long standing issue where guys had to walk in egg shells with him.

Smith is highly talented and plays hard....he has always been given a long leash with his bs. And his over aggressive hot head play often hurts the team.....see the Seattle game. Heck, even look at our last winning season (2008).....everyone remembers Kasay missing a long K against NY at the end of regulation, the miss that forced us to lose in OT......it was Smiths's little extra on a block that pushes Kasay back in the wind.

Smith is the best on field talent in franchise history......he also is the biggest hot head and problem child.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:53 AM

After he punched Lucas, Smith himself acknowledged his team flat out told him his attitude had been a long standing issue where guys had to walk in egg shells with him.

Smith is highly talented and plays hard....he has always been given a long leash with his bs. And his over aggressive hot head play often hurts the team.....see the Seattle game. Heck, even look at our last winning season (2008).....everyone remembers Kasay missing a long K against NY at the end of regulation, the miss that forced us to lose in OT......it was Smiths's little extra on a block that pushes Kasay back in the wind.

Smith is the best on field talent in franchise history......he also is the biggest hot head and problem child.

fair and deserved description.

i'd also say that when he's more concerned about the pissing match he's having with the DB covering him that game than making plays himself...that's detrimental as well. there's been way too much of that this year.

fortunately he's reached a point in his career and reputation that he can get away with a lot, but not everything. he's lucky he hasn't had more penalties called against him.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:02 AM

fair and deserved description.

i'd also say that when he's more concerned about the pissing match he's having with the DB covering him that game than making plays himself...that's detrimental as well. there's been way too much of that this year.

fortunately he's reached a point in his career and reputation that he can get away with a lot, but not everything. he's lucky he hasn't had more penalties called against him.


Yep. Seattle got Smith to take himself out of plays.....fans somehow rejoice in that. They focus in Smitty "owning" a CB while ignoring the big picture of how that actually hurts our O.

Games like Seattle show that Smith after all the years....still has a lot to learn.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:11 AM

Yep. Seattle got Smith to take himself out of plays.....fans somehow rejoice in that. They focus in Smitty "owning" a CB while ignoring the big picture of how that actually hurts our O.

Games like Seattle show that Smith after all the years....still has a lot to learn.

the thing is...he won't. he's 33 right now and it's now a matter of you can't teach an old dog new tricks.

you just have to work around it and accept that those things are going to happen. fortunately he still has the talent to make things happen in a big way that make his "issues" worth putting up with.

he's still a game changer in the biggest of ways and probably one of the toughest guys to ever play the game. as much as he fights CBs a lot bigger than him, he takes some of the hardest licks i've ever seen anyone take and he just jumps right back up unphased and that has always impressed me.

he's a warrior...good or bad, that's just him.

i just hope he can reign it in a bit on the pissing matches with DBs and can concentrate more on grabbing the ball and hanging on to it better the rest of the season.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:14 AM

His outbursts and CB wrestling matches will probably get a lot less frequent when our offense clicks. And by clicks I mean "does something that works regularly". But still....clicks.

He'll still have to own up to his drops, which are more frequent than I'm happy with because of how terrible our offense is right now, but he's always been the type that's a pain in the ass if things aren't going well.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:17 AM

I am. Smith is one of our biggest problems right now, Cam would be better without him.


Oh yeah it would be a joy having Lafell being the #1 guy

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:23 AM

I'm convinced Smith is more concerned right now about fighting his defender than he is trying to get open and he's obviously gotten in Cam's head which is scary. Dude was great and is an absolute warrior but I'm getting tired of his act.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:52 AM

After he punched Lucas, Smith himself acknowledged his team flat out told him his attitude had been a long standing issue where guys had to walk in egg shells with him.

Smith is highly talented and plays hard....he has always been given a long leash with his bs. And his over aggressive hot head play often hurts the team.....see the Seattle game. Heck, even look at our last winning season (2008).....everyone remembers Kasay missing a long K against NY at the end of regulation, the miss that forced us to lose in OT......it was Smiths's little extra on a block that pushes Kasay back in the wind.

Smith is the best on field talent in franchise history......he also is the biggest hot head and problem child.

so that punch left WR's open because Lucas was such a great CB and if memory serves me, we struggled while Smith was out. I'm not saying Smith doesn't have anger issues but he plys angry. It's not a switch, it's him.


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