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

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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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Smitty done?

 

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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. 

 

One game back from the Saints!!!

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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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I think everyone in this franchise including Smitty knows the time is right to find the next #1 receiver. I think everyone who has been paying attention knows we haven't had the opportunity to do so in the draft.

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Done? No

 

On the back side of his career? Yep.

 

If I'm building a team for one or maybe two years Id still take Mr Steve Smith over 90% of the wide outs playing today. 

 

 

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I think everyone in this franchise including Smitty knows the time is right to find the next #1 receiver. I think everyone who has been paying attention knows we haven't had the opportunity to do so in the draft.

You have to make your own opportunity sometimes.....can't wait for something to magically just fall in your lap and the scenario be perfect.

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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.

 

Yes :thumbsu:

 

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Not the first time this OP has shot his mouth off

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

Teams don't double cover him

 

 

you cant deny that the safeties hawk him and lean towards his side. Just because he doesnt have two guys on his hip doesnt mean he isnt a great decoy when the ball isnt coming his way

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