CRA says, Steve Smith is the GOAT (Panther history). A bad ass WR even at his current age (arguably best in the game in his prime).....but he has issues controlling his emotions which consistantly have displayed themselves throughout career.
Response? people spin that as CRA hates Steve Smith
you guys need to not overreact so much about Steve Smith. He is a douche often in the context of football. <insert Hurney deal with it gif> . Not point bashing those who point it out....too many examples of it.
I realize you recognize Smitty's football skills, but for whatever reason you've always been overly critical of everything else. I dunno if he dissed you at a game, or someone you know or what. What you do is far from "pointing it out" or "not homerishly slurping everything he says/does."
Has Smitty made mistakes? Yes. Was he wrong to punch those guys? Yes. Does he have an ego? Yes. Does he have character flaws? Yes. Is he a diva? No. Here's why: He's never been selfish. When he's complained about not getting the ball, it's not because he just wants to get his. It's because he legitimately believes the best chance the team has to win is getting him the ball. And for the most part, he's always been right. His tantrums haven't been of a selfish nature, it's always been about the team. And that's what separates him from divas, and why his tantrums are tolerable.
I don't think he's the perfect human being with no negative qualities whatsoever, but he's certainly not this hybrid of TO, Mike Tyson and a 13 year old girl getting her first period on crack that you tend to portray him as.