i think smitty will just get better as the season progresses. cam's learning to spread the ball around and as threats like ginn start to take over and demand extra coverage cam is going to start hitting steve on routes out of the slot with frequency.
i think i predicted a couple months ago that we'd see steve with a ratio of more receptions and less overall yards this year than we've seen in the past, and so far that's rung true; with the first five games as our sample size he's projected to end the season with 76 receptions and 717 yards (about average for receptions and simultaneously very un-steve-smith-like for total yards.) he's also projected for 6-7 TDs this year, which would also be about average.
if this isn't evidence for his role completely changing i don't know what is. it'd be a mistake to downplay him though, as a lot of these yards have come situationally to move the chains. steve is an integral part of what we do and as long as he can play in the slot and rack up these receptions he'll continue to be an asset to the team. in the meantime it's cool to see what we can do on offense when guys like ginn and lafell step up and make plays; it's weird to see highlights like the lafell touchdown with ginn throwing the crucial block because it's a highlight panthers play that doesn't directly involve smith.
continue to surround cam with weapons and smitty will continue to shine.
I never got the impression Cam isn't about "spreading the ball." He has been doing so from day one. You forgot his first game back in 2011. How many WRs did he target? He did the same during the Giants game and last week.
The impression I'm getting is Smitty wants Cam to make him his "go to" Receiver but he can't because Smitty isn't the Smitty of young. He's still good but he's not 22 anymore. I know that it is hard for some of you to accept, I've read some of those posts, but Cam cannot tailor his game to suit Smitty's weaknesses.