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This is from ESPN

 

 

"WR Steve Smith. Charles Johnson and Luke Kuechly are extremely important to this franchise, but outside of Smith, Cam Newton has very little to throw to, which, frankly, this team should be criticized for. So Smith, even at his age (34), will be absolutely instrumental to the success of the Panthers in 2013 as well as for the continued development of Newton. Smith plays much bigger than he is and brings an attitude to Carolina’s offense. I haven’t seen any major drop-off in his play of late, but the Panthers do need to address the wide receiver position next offseason to prepare for the inevitable life without their star wideout."
 

The whole article.

 

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/48677/eight-in-the-box-cant-lose-players

 

 

 

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You should put a hyphen between can't and lose in your title... rather confusing otherwise.  And I'm pretty sure that line about Smitty has been recycled for the past 6 years or so, but at least the team does appear to have assembled a strong core other than at the WR position in the meantime. 

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agreed.

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I think CJ is the most expendable of the 3.

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Who would you put at Number 1 if he did go down?

 

 

Ginn, Gettis, Hixon?  LaFell is the most experienced but he really isn't an #1.

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Who would you put at Number 1 if he did go down?

 

 

Ginn, Gettis, Hixon?  LaFell is the most experienced but he really isn't an #1.

 

 

This is how close we are to being completely fugged.   

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This is how close we are to being completely fugged.   

 Have ye little faith?

 

Smitty stretches the field.  Ginn or Gettis even if it is by committee I think we'll do ok.

 

I would imagine if he went down we would be on the wire to somebody.

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Man I would love to see Ginn live up to his potential and have a break out year at WR. Maybe him and Cam will make a connection.

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 Have ye little faith?

 

Smitty stretches the field.  Ginn or Gettis even if it is by committee I think we'll do ok.

 

I would imagine if he went down we would be on the wire to somebody.

 

 

Dave....you and I have been on the homer (this is you) vs realistic (this is me - or no faith as you would call it) merry-go-round a few times.  If Smitty goes down and we have to rely on Ginn (a guy who hasn't caught many passes or played very many snaps for that matter) and Gettis (a guy who hasn't played in two years and is a reach to even make this team) then yes, we are definitely in trouble.  

 

On the flip side.....I think it's interesting to see how easily you think Smitty can be replaced by one of these guys and then think the Panthers would move along like nothing happened.  No way..... 

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Dave....you and I have been on the homer (this is you) vs realistic (this is me - or no faith as you would call it) merry-go-round a few times.  If Smitty goes down and we have to rely on Ginn (a guy who hasn't caught many passes or played very many snaps for that matter) and Gettis (a guy who hasn't played in two years and is a reach to even make this team) then yes, we are definitely in trouble.  

 

On the flip side.....I think it's interesting to see how easily you think Smitty can be replaced by one of these guys and then think the Panthers would move along like nothing happened.  No way..... 

 

We are on the same page. No doubt.  I am terrified at the thought of losing Smitty, especially at this point without knowing what Gettis, Ginn or Hixon are going to bring to the table.  That said. I just try and hope for the best. 

 

And I did say even if they had to do it by committee.  Meaning 2, 3 or 4 players filling that role on a play by play nature.

 

Just to Clarify..  Injury or no Injury.  Replacing Smith will be an act of God.   I am one of the few that think a couple more good seasons and he will be a shoe in for HOF.

 

You call it Homer...  I call it positive attitude......  We realistically did it when he went down with a broken leg a couple years back. 

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We realistically did it when he went down with a broken leg a couple years back.

But that was 2004 and we had Moose who was still good enough to be a #1. And if I recall we don't make the playoffs that year. That was the year between the Super Bowl and the NFC Championship. Your example actually shows how when Smitty went down we were fugged (which we my point)

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Greg Olsen is going to have a monster year.

You heard it here first.

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