I seriously doubt Chud mailed it in, while he was trying to find a head coaching job. However, I could see him "experimenting" with some stuff to use in future jobs, etc. That just didn't work well for our team.
I think Smith's comments were weak and he should have just kept it to himself. Chud is gone, and so, there is no point really. Let it go. Smith is the greatest Carolina Panther, but he gets a pass on way too many things (punching people out at practice, stupid penalties, running his mouth too much) but I'd still rather him be on my team than play against him lol. Other players have hinted at the same thing but I'm not sure they really are talking about it a handful of games before the new season with a new coach.
We'll see how people's hate of Chud is after a handful of weeks of Shula.