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Yeah, he's in the news alright: http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2013/10/29/former-oregon-hc-mike-belotti/

 

Oregon's former head coach went on WFNZ today and told Steve Smith that Marcus Mariota was going to be a better QB in the NFL than Cam because "Cam doesn't work at the game."

 

And Smitty said nothing to defend his QB. . .

 

I am so goddamn fed up with the way people just offhandedly proclaim Player X and Douchebag Y to be able to drop right into the NFL and outperform Cam, like he's achieved literally nothing in his 2+ years in the NFL except score a couple of TDs and make a highlight once or twice. And the way that stigma of laziness gets painted on ever few weeks based on nothing more than f*cking assumptions makes me want to strangle people. His exact words were "well, I'm not there, of course" when qualifying why he thought the way he did, just some bullshit about how the fact that Cam has tons of talents means he doesn't work hard to get where he is.

 

Yeah, dumbass, he popped out of the womb like that.

 

I gave it a listen.

 

It's the usual silliness from someone that has zero real knowledge of Cam, and you can tell just by hearing Belotti speak. Smitty not responding to it really doesn't bother me in the slightest, because it is laughably absurd, and frankly doesn't even warrant a response.

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I gave it a listen.

 

It's the usual silliness from someone that has zero real knowledge of Cam, and you can tell just by hearing Belotti speak. Smitty not responding to it really doesn't bother me in the slightest, because it is laughably absurd, and frankly doesn't even warrant a response.

 

this.

 

anyone questioning if smitty actually has cam's back needs to go outside for a LOOOOOOONNNNG walk.
 

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I gave it a listen.

 

It's the usual silliness from someone that has zero real knowledge of Cam, and you can tell just by hearing Belotti speak. Smitty not responding to it really doesn't bother me in the slightest, because it is laughably absurd, and frankly doesn't even warrant a response.

 

Yeah, it's obvious he's a total Oregon homer, but the matter of fact manner in which he said it and the fact that Steve didn't even attempt to interject just rubbed me wrong. FFS, just say "well, I'll have to disagree there" in a light-hearted tone and move on, but don't let the guy call out your QB's work ethic without challenging him.

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this.

 

anyone questioning if smitty actually has cam's back needs to go outside for a LOOOOOOONNNNG walk.
 

 

I pretty certain that Smitty does back Cam, but still.

Let me put it this way: Steve has called Cam his little brother. I have a little brother. If someone questioned my brother's work ethic I would immediately put them on blast, because that poo don't fly with me.

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Yeah, it's obvious he's a total Oregon homer, but the matter of fact manner in which he said it and the fact that Steve didn't even attempt to interject just rubbed me wrong. FFS, just say "well, I'll have to disagree there" in a light-hearted tone and move on, but don't let the guy call out your QB's work ethic without challenging him.

 

Well we've got fans on this forum who have questioned Cam's work ethic with no basis in facts at all, just like this idiot on the radio. Frankly, if Steve were going to begin defending Cam on the radio from every clueless talking head, he'd have no time to play football.

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I pretty certain that Smitty does back Cam, but still.

Let me put it this way: Steve has called Cam his little brother. I have a little brother. If someone questioned my brother's work ethic I would immediately put them on blast, because that poo don't fly with me.

 

meh...you're reading too much into it and making it too big of a deal.

 

if you didn't notice they were running out of time with that segment.

 

really not that big of a deal. he was there to just ask questions, not really to debate at that moment.

 

i'm sure someone will probably ask smith what he thinks about it at some point, but there's no doubt in my mind that 1) smith didn't agree, 2) that belotti was talking out of his ass, and 3) that cam needed defending right then.

 

it's just not that big of a deal. but, yeah...if you want to be pissed about it, go right ahead and rage. it's just not worth dwelling on, tho.
 

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Steve probably didn't say anything because what Belotti said wasn't that insulting. Steve asked a question and Belotti gave him his opinion. The End.

 

In fact, if you listen closely Belotti compliments Cam as well. Says he seems to have come around this year and that he is a big, strong, tremendous athlete and things come natural for him. He then also tells Steve "I'm just saying this but you would know because you are out there playing (with him)". 

 

 

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Steve probably didn't say anything because what Belotti said wasn't that insulting. Steve asked a question and Belotti gave him his opinion. The End.

 

In fact, if you listen closely Belotti compliments Cam as well. Says he seems to have come around this year and that he is a big, strong, tremendous athlete and things come natural for him. He then also tells Steve "I'm just saying this but you would know because you are out there playing (with him)". 

 

That's not a compliment; it's the NFL, everyone is a big, strong, tremendous athlete. It's just more code-speak for "he's talented but he's lazy." Calling an NFL player talented or athletic doesn't mean squat to them, because it's as obvious as day, but questioning their work ethic is as big a taboo as there is in the league because that's an easy way to end up blackballed (see: Vince Young.)

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lol...let it go. it's not a big deal.


lol, now I've got to know where that gif is from.
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Steve probably didn't say anything because what Belotti said wasn't that insulting. Steve asked a question and Belotti gave him his opinion. The End.

 

 

 

Questioning someone's work ethic and intelligence isn't an "opinion".

 

It's an ACCUSATION.

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