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Is it time for us to admit that Smitty is done?

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TL;DR....sorry but you wrote a book and my attn span is too short on a Monday after blowing out our division rival.

Smitty isn't done. He just doesn't have the same tools he once had to be a #1 WR. It's the FO fault for the way he is playing. We should have a younger, taller, physical threat as Cams goto guy (see Dalton's AJ Green or Staffords Megatron, hell even Blain Gabbart had Blackmon).

If #89 had a different role, like a slot receiver or #2, his production would be much better.

We haven't been in the right situation to draft a Green or Blackmon. I wouldn't change the direction we've drafted the past two years in the first round so where would we have drafted a first round talent?

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Smitty is done when Smitty says hes done.

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Truth is Cam missed Smitty 2 or 3 times when he was wide open. He hits those passes, Smitty would have close to 100 yards and everyone would be discussing how great he still is.

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Steve Smith is the best WR on the team and will remain the #1 WR on the team until we sign a WR that is better and even then he can still ball. 89 is Still in the building.

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Drank too much man and went on a rant. Put the gun down, and step away.

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Is he done in the nfl? No. Is he done as a premier #1 WR? Yes.

Cam's bad games come when he's focused too much on trying to get Steve Smith the ball. We've seen him give up on two deep balls this year that got picked off. Part of your job as a WR is to make sure the defender doesn't catch those balls.

Cam missed Greg Olsen for a TD possibly two while locking in on Steve Smith. I'm not sure but I'm willing to bet 90% of Cams incompletions on Sunday were intended for 89. Not sure what was going on there, if it was Cam being just off or them not being on the same page.

One thing I've never seen from Steve is that it appeared on one play Cam had to call a timeout because Steve wasn't where he was supposed to be

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Truth is Cam missed Smitty 2 or 3 times when he was wide open. He hits those passes, Smitty would have close to 100 yards and everyone would be discussing how great he still is.

He missed smitty more than that. If I remember correctly the majority of his incompletions were targeting Steve smith. Cam was having a bad day for sure, but he wasn't missing anyone else that badly that often.

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Yes, Smitty has lost a step both mentally and physically.  It's inevitable for every football player.  To have kept it up as long as he has it what is surprising to me.  That said, he can still be an asset to this team, and still is an asset.  He's not been the #1 target for Cam in any case I don't believe...Olsen is and should be.  Smitty's game has always been predicated on his quickness, not his speed.  His quickness was what would turn those quick outlet passes to him into big gains.  His quickness was what would get him separation from defenders.  To steal a line from Toby Keith...he's not as quick as he once was, but he's as quick once as he ever was (as evidenced in the game against the Rams)...that one play in particular and you know what play I'm talking about.

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We haven't been in the right situation to draft a Green or Blackmon. I wouldn't change the direction we've drafted the past two years in the first round so where would we have drafted a first round talent?

I keep hearing Blackmon's name mentioned. How much use are the Jags getting out of him? Is he practicing his routes in rehab?

 

I don't know that Ginn can become the ideal deep threat, as far as replacing Smith, but he's what we've got this season, and I'll still take Smith for his moves and toughness over a lot of younger receivers.

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PFFFFFF, have you taken into account that he isnt exactly one on one every game. Teams still game plan around him....thats how much of a threat he is, without him Olsen, Ginn and Bfel wouldnt be so wide open. with that being said ....how many times has he saved us with that 10 yard quick slant on 3rd down? Dude is not old, he will not decline until/if he hits 37 or 38. Everybody is different and he has alot of miles on those legs but he has some good years left in him. I agree about putting him in the slot. Get another really good WR and smith will be producing like Welker did in NE

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