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

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well it's certainly the first year I've watched the receivers and thought "yeah we need to draft someone next season."

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he can stay as long as he has the attitude and hands imo. but  we need a #1 WR. hE'S A TRUE #2 based on age. the other guys are #3.5s or higher.

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no.

 

but it is time to get another top WR in here...after this season.

 

we have to draft one in the first couple rounds this coming year.

 

we do that and we can keep smitty for the next couple years.

 

smitty has had issues this year, but it's nothing new. his role is changing in the offense, tho, and that has to play a part in what is going on.

 

yesterday's misses were mostly on cam who rivera said was pretty anxious and excited coming into the game yesterday. i wouldn't read too much into what happened yesterday, tho. it was an anomaly.

 

and we won against a division rival at home and are 2 games over .500 and only one game back from the division leader. what we did might have been ugly, but it worked.

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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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Everyone, including Smitty, knows he's not in his prime anymore but to say he's done is a little ridiculous. 

 

The big reason for his drop in production is we don't run the offense through him anymore.  Our offense has become a power run, moving formations to find mismatches, and Cam finding the open man.  We grind teams out now on defense and offense.  Look how long some of our drives are taking.  Teams ha shifted to not allow Cam to throw deep and Cam has finally started to take advantage by taking when the defense is giving him which is medium passes and underneath stuff. 

 

We're also giving most of our deep play action passes to Ginn because of his extreme speed.  Cam had an off day overthrowing his receivers.  We no longer need to live and die by our ability to get the ball to Smith.  Smith still has the ability to be our #1 receiver.  If we can get another guy with #1 ability and allow Smith to truely move to the slot, he's got another 3 years or quality football in him.

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We need a new premiere receiver and put Smitty where he fits best.  In the slot.  If he alligator arms many passes across the middle when that transition is made, then yes...he needs to retire or Gettleman will trade.  At his age, you're not getting a lot so at this point you keep him and draft/acquire a top WR prospect.  A sure fire thing....not a QB convert or a speed demon with hands issues or a slow big dude with questionable work ethic.  If we keep winning though, I don't know how this is going to pan out.  We just need to stay healthy at this point so we can hope to make the playoffs. 

 

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We need his fire and leadership.

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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

People keep acting like 89 is taking double and triple teams....helping out everyone else.

Teams don't double cover him

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