Draft Cam - before it was cool to say
Draft Luke bc we can't trust Beason and company to all be back
Don't sign all these RBs bc we won't give them touches to justify it
Chud is overrated and nothing like what is being pimped- last season when people wanted him as our HC
I typically get the, "CRA, you are an idiot" for such thoughts......
We should trade Smith or force him to retire after this year. Greatest Panther to date....but his time has run its course. He is one of MANY big moves we must start making. We need to move forward....I think as this season progresses that will become more clear. Bash away bc I know the Smitty man love is off the charts.....but his era is over and that era still holding on is one of several big problems IMO.
I don't think this is so unpopular as you may think, but I think that whoever shares your opinion is off their rocker. Smith could easily be a top 10, and maybe even a top five receiver in the league if he played with a QB that could actually hit him in stride. Hell, if he had had a consistently accurate QB throughout his career, he would easily be top 10, and possibly top 5 of all time. Delhomme didn't do it, he did, however, give Smith the opportunity to show his jumping ability and timing skills. Cam can hardly hit Smith in his hands, much less in stride. Of all the things that I am critical of Cam for, it's missing a wide open Steve Smith. So many missed opportunities this season. I believe that people would rather dump on Smith than look at the bigger problem in regards to his lack of continued potential: Cam Newton
This is not to say that Cam can't or won't get better, but right now you can't blame Smith for Cam's shortcoming.
I think forcing him to be our #2 would be more ideal IMO
more of a matter if smitty can handle it
Smitty has already stated that he is ready to take a step back. The problem for what should be the waning years of Smith's ability is that the FO has done a poo-ass job of bringing in Smith's future replacement.
Or have him occupy the slot when we run 3WR sets.
Smith would love to do this, but the FO needs to poo or get off the pot, and Cam needs to tighten up his throws!
It isn't a talent issue.....Smith has the talent to play for several more years in an altered role.
Damn! You seem to get it. This is my opinion, but it seems that it is the antithesis of the original post.
He could be the best slot receiver in the game.
Problem.is we don't have the talent at the position that would allow him to slide into the slot.
Get that talent, and steve smith would continue being one of the most feared receivers in the game.
Hell, yeah! I think Cruz is a manbeast, but Smitty still has the speed and skill set to give Victor a run for the money.
I think Smith said like 2 years ago he don't mind playing backseat
Hurney failure was not getting a receiver in here all those years
Right. Ditto! Like I said earlier. Can't only blame Hurney though. Richardson is a football man. He should have demanded that they get a receiver that could fill that role a long time ago. We were too busy trying strike gold again with a lucky pick. I swear that the entire FO had their hands up their asses they were sitting on them so hard.
We threw out the last original Panther John Kasay and look what we got for it, that bastard Olindo Mare.
Steve is still productive, let him retire when he is ready to do so.
I agree. We'll set ourselves back at least another year by trading Smitty, really.