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I found the statement by Smith pretty damning about how there are no leaders on the team. Forget what it says about Cam, what does it say about Smith himself, along with Gross, TD, and CJ? After all, they are the team captains. Doesn't that carry the responsibility to be a leader on the field and off?

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Are you fuging kidding me?

Cam is not teaching ANYONE what leadership is about. Cam has yet to figure that one out for himself.

The only thing Cam is teaching anyone is how to be a good team mate when things are going well.....and then sitting over in the corner sulking like a 7 yo child when things do not go his way.

I guess you and I have very different view of what leadership actually is.

You mean like RG3 yesterday? Sorry, but I'm pretty sure I saw him daydreaming not even looking at his coach. You need to get a grip.

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Steve hit the nail on the head. Cam needs to listen to the veterans he respects and make plays for him. I think these guys WANT a leader, look at the way they rallied behind Delhomme, even when he sucked. The D has several leaders is Beason, Johnson, TD and now Kuechly, not to mention a quiet leader in Gamble. The O just doesn't have those personalities and that's where I miss Shockey, he was a lightening rod of emotion and could get everyone fired up.

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I found the statement by Smith pretty damning about how there are no leaders on the team. Forget what it says about Cam, what does it say about Smith himself, along with Gross, TD, and CJ? After all, they are the team captains. Doesn't that carry the responsibility to be a leader on the field and off?

Not if you're a "locker room fave" and fans have owned your jersey for 5+ years. You dont need to be a "leader", just show up and collect your paycheck. You also can throw teammates under the bus publicly and dudes will call it "leadership".

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"Leadership" is the most overrated phenomenon in pro sports. They are grown ass men who get paid very, very well. It's just a damn game. Win on Sunday & IDGAF what you do or who you are Mon-Sat.

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I found the statement by Smith pretty damning about how there are no leaders on the team. Forget what it says about Cam, what does it say about Smith himself, along with Gross, TD, and CJ? After all, they are the team captains. Doesn't that carry the responsibility to be a leader on the field and off?

Look bro, there are leaders... Zod's excellent journalism pressured Byron Bell to admit the truth.

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Steve Smith lecturing on leadership.

Leona Helmsley lecturing on charity.

Snookie lecturing on nuclear physics.

lol...

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The D has several leaders is Beason, Johnson, TD and now Kuechly, not to mention a quiet leader in Gamble. The O just doesn't have those personalities and that's where I miss Shockey, he was a lightening rod of emotion and could get everyone fired up.

It's too early to proclaim any of those guys as leaders on D. The only "emotional" leader you named was Jon Beason. And he's on IR and seemingly on his way out of Carolina.

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Steve just didn't call out Cam....he called out the entire damn team. Including his teammate who he's known since both played at Utah.

Cold world, no snuggie.

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It's too early to proclaim any of those guys as leaders on D. The only "emotional" leader you named was Jon Beason. And he's on IR and seemingly on his way out of Carolina.

Right, CJ is wearing the C now because he's not a leader. TD has been regarded as a leader for several seasons now. Godfrey is becoming an emotional leader. There's a lot more to being a leader than what we see on Sunday. Kuechly has been raved about by fellow players about his composure, willingness to work and learn and to lead by example. Those things make you a leader.

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I think we all know that to be a leader involves not being an emotional rollercoaster during and after a game that Cam has been. Steve Smith is no emotional rock either; so he really can't be the guy people need to follow the example of when the game is on the line. Cam will get there imo, though. It isn't a talent that you are born with. Leaders are made.

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no comment on what smitty says...but the thing that is going to define cam as the leader that he needs to be, that the TEAM needs him to be is bringing the team back from behind in a game that matters. instead of getting into a funk when things head south, act like the leader he was at auburn and get the team fired back up and charging ahead...but they need to see him doing that himself.

they need to see him not be the mopeyheaded persona he earned, but that guy that brought auburn back against alabama.

the team hasn't seen that guy. until they do, he's not the leader he can be.

he impressed yesterday, but he played well and the panthers pretty much had control the whole game.

what's really going to inspire the players is when he acts inspired in the face of defeat.

now i will say that his work ethic and commitment towards improving and excellence himself has been a great leadership trait, but the team needs more than that from him. they need the one that can inspire them on the field to overcome obstacles and there's not a guy on that team that can do it like he's capable of.

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