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MThornton1

Smitty...checked out?

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I don't give a crap if we were 0-6 or 6-0, Smitty damn well better not be "checking" out. I would lose a lot of respect for him and he's been my favorite Panther for ages. I hate to say it, but one reason this team struggles with leadership is that the players self-appointed as leaders have someone who doesn't walk the walk as a captain. I love seeing Smitty's work with Samaritans Feet, but he needs to realize that this team needs him to step up and be that leader he wants to be seen as, RIGHT FUGGIN' NOW.

Smith checked out in 2010.....if you want to argue he didn't, okay. But he wasn't a leader on that 2010 squad.

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Smith checked out in 2010.....if you want to argue he didn't, okay. But he wasn't a leader on that 2010 squad.

I remember, and sadly that seems to be the case again. Smitty may have resented the implication that Cam "rejuvenated" his career last season but the truth is he plays much more effectively when he's tuned in. he needs to stay tuned in, this league isn't built for fair-weather players.

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Smitty mentally checked out in 2010. Doesn't sound like his head is in it.

Also, Smith got open vertically about once a game last year for a big play. He didn't getting open for those big splash plays at the same pace....I am sure a percentage is Smith.

That is part of the sophmore slump Cam is going through. Defenses are taking away those deep throws. Add a spy in the red zone and you minimize 2 of Cams biggest positives from last season.

Smith has a couple of good years left but I am not sure a new GM will want to put up with some of his BS. It would probably be wise to trade him and start fresh. Get Cam a younger stud reciever with less emotional baggage.

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The frustration level over this season has hit new lows. Now it is Smitty's turn to incur the wrath of the unhappy.

Trade Smitty. Really?

"I bet he retires" Please

He is losing it, let him go. C'mon man.

It would be humorous, if it weren't so sad.

Fans. You gotta love em.

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That is part of the sophmore slump Cam is going through. Defenses are taking away those deep throws. Add a spy in the red zone and you minimize 2 of Cams biggest positives from last season.

Smith has a couple of good years left but I am not sure a new GM will want to put up with some of his BS. It would probably be wise to trade him and start fresh. Get Cam a younger stud reciever with less emotional baggage.

People aren't doing anything new to Steve Smith....

Smitty is aging

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The frustration level over this season has hit new lows. Now it is Smitty's turn to incur the wrath of the unhappy.

Trade Smitty. Really?

"I bet he retires" Please

He is losing it, let him go. C'mon man.

It would be humorous, if it weren't so sad.

Fans. You gotta love em.

Nah, Smith has a track record....when the going gets tough you can't always count on him to be there

And he isn't a 2nd yr player, so there is no excuse for some of his bull

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I dont think hes check out, hes striving to lead the league in dropped passes.

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Nah, Smith has a track record....when the going gets tough you can't always count on him to be there

And he isn't a 2nd yr player, so there is no excuse for some of his bull

LOL at this. Simplistic, and overreactionary. But, that is normal for the fans of this team.

The "I am mad, and by Zod, everyone is going to know it" fans kill me.

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If he has I want him to walk his ass up to Cam and apologize him for that bullshit rant in front of everyone during the Giants game. I love Smitty to death but I despise his propensity to talk up his maturity act when things are going well and then going back into a shell when things aren't. It's hypocritical, and between him and Cam at least Cam took his chewing out like a man.

Yeah Steve is way worse then Cam. When things are going bad, instead of running his routes he just fights guys at the line. You don't see Cam acting like a baby and wanting to fight everybody because we are losing. I honestly don't care if Smith goes after this year. He is one of my all time favorite panther's and I was hoping he'd go out a winner, but his legs are done, and his personality is not good for the locker room. It never has been.

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People aren't doing anything new to Steve Smith....

Smitty is aging

It is different without 2 pass catching tight ends on the field. Smith is drawing safety help over the top that wasn't there as much last season when he caught all those long balls. Plus Cam caught Defenses off guard early when it was assumed we would run more than pass.

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