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LinvilleGorge

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

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Nah DUH! Smitty's time is over. He's your 3-5 rec for 30-40yards a game. But he still demand the best corner to stay on him. He loss some speed and his vertical leaping ability. Smitty is still better than LaFAIL tho.

 

At this point of time, GREG OLSEN is our best receiver. We are running well and CAM is also spreading the ball to everyone. We dont need Smitty to be Smitty 2 years ago anymore. We'll have to find that future no.1 receiver for next year tho.

we are running pretty good against weak defenses.....

 

the concern is our O against....teams like SF, NO, Jets, etc.  Hopefully Stewart will help against the stouter fronts but this OL is what it is.....

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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.

Right, and with all the other holes that were being plugged since Marty left, making an opportunity to acquire a #1 hasn't been addressed yet because it hasn't been a priority above other issues. I suspect that changes in the off season. We weren't going to pull an Atlanta and get a Julio in this past draft. I hope that isn't what you mean by making an opportunity.

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we are running pretty good against weak defenses.....

 

the concern is our O against....teams like SF, NO, Jets, etc.  Hopefully Stewart will help against the stouter fronts but this OL is what it is.....

 

We'll have to open and spread the offense a little more if we want to be able to run against those defenses. And I'm crossing my fingers that Shula will do that. We're not going to be able to run straight up that their throats. If we're going to beat these guys and able to exploit their run Ds, I think Cam will have to use those legs often for any success. Keep them guessing who's having the ball. "READ OPTIONS".

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I think people need to realize that teams still focus on steve smith.

Say what ya want, but teams are going to try to take him out of the game as long as he's on the field.

I love how this topic comes up after our qb has a bad game with many erratic throws.

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I think people need to realize that teams still focus on steve smith.

Say what ya want, but teams are going to try to take him out of the game as long as he's on the field.

I love how this topic comes up after our qb has a bad game with many erratic throws.

 

This!

 

The entire season through 8 games, Smitty still demand the opponent's no1 corner to cover him even at his age. No DC wants 89 being covered by their no2-3 corner, bc 89 will make plays all day long.

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This!

 

The entire season through 8 games, Smitty still demand the opponent's no1 corner to cover him even at his age. No DC wants 89 being covered by their no2-3 corner, bc 89 will make plays all day long.

 

Teams haven't shadowed him w/ their #1 CB all game.  The games show that fear isn't there. 

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dont need to read 4 pages to know that...

 

89 is the man!

 

This thread is balls

 

Smith played as well as any other receiver on the team in this game

 

And the most important (just in case it doesnt get said enough) Smith is the man!

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If you say Smith is done, you're an idiot.  Yes Smith is older and slowing down, he's not getting the huge numbers because he can't torch every DB vertical anymore.

 

HOWEVER: PLEASE REALIZE THIS:

 

Back in the day when Smith was putting up 100+ yards a game every game, he was the only target.  We had Jeff King, Mike Seidman, and a bunch of other blocking tight ends that would catch 1-2 passes a game max.  Our slot receiver was basically never on the field as we were always in jumbo packages.  Jake was either going to throw or hand the ball off, Jake wasn't going to take of on designed QB draws or scrambles.

 

So, with Cam running, Olsen getting passes, Ginn getting passes, Lafell getting passes and 3 solid running backs, there is simply less touches for Smith, compared to 2005 when it was either Smith, Foster, or Moose getting basically every touch.

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Steve Smith isn't having a very good year if you actually WATCH the games. Dropped passes, some for touchdowns, running wrong routes, not knowing the play, giving up on plays...

Doesn't sound like the guy I know. Greg Olsen is our best WR at this point and he's had a bum foot all year.

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Smith will be clutch in a few games this year, when need be.

When need be?? He ain't some reserve rotating in. He's our fuging #1 WR!! We need him to be in every damn game

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