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Grantland: Why Steve Smith is the soul of the Panthers


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#1 JawnyBlaze

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:23 AM

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http://www.grantland...ny-new-panthers

 

Great fluff piece by Grantland.

 

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For most of this season, Aqib Talib has been the best player on the Patriots’ defense. Before missing New England’s past three games with an injury, he might have been the best cornerback in the league. Yesterday was his first game back, and Smith didn’t waste much time letting him know exactly what type of night it would be.

 

There are a lot of players for whom this type of poo would seem some combination of dirty and excessive, but for Smith, it has always felt one part insanity, two parts strategy. Watch Talib in that GIF. He loses his mind. The game was a few minutes old, and Smith had his feet up on an ottoman in Talib’s head. Belichick even had to take him off the field for a handful of plays to calm him down. There was another skirmish later on, but the damage was done. And the guy with the gold “C” on his chest had sent a very clear message to his very young team that the Panthers didn’t come to kiss anyone’s ring last night.

 

 

 



#2 jbland

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:14 AM

Great piece. Thanks for posting. 



#3 JSouth

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:49 AM

Awesome article. Steve belongs in the hall of fame and I believe when it's all said and done he will be.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:44 AM

Ive loved Smitty as long as he's been here. His production is slowing, as one would expect of a 34 year old reciever, but I appreciate him more and more with every game especially knowing the end of his career is near. He's the best player the Panther's have ever fielded and I love watching that man play!



#5 the_philosopher

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:52 AM

Quote from article:

 

"In his best statistical season Carolina went to the Super Bowl."

 

Not even close.



#6 Snake

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:01 AM

Note to NFL teams. Don't put your hot head on Smith, he will own them.

#7 Qu1million

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:45 AM

Watched the giff over and over and over, got to see a short quick right uppercut which pissed Talib off lmao...def GOAT panther, he's physical and mind fuks the heck out of his opponents, we will soon miss him dearly in a few years

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:47 AM

 I'm mostly a lurker here, but I enjoyed taking some liberties w/Talib's wikipedia site this morning (quick before WP takes it down!):

 

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Aqib_Talib



#9 fieryprophet

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:02 AM

 I'm mostly a lurker here, but I enjoyed taking some liberties w/Talib's wikipedia site this morning (quick before WP takes it down!):

 

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Aqib_Talib

 

He was last seen partially conscious in an ice bath in the visitors' locker room.

 

LOL



#10 88 Bronco

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:09 AM

 

 

Aqib Talib (born February 13, 1986) is an American football cornerback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Kansas, and received All-American honors. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted him in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Talib was reported missing in November, 2013, after the Patriots' Monday Night Football Game against the Carolina Panthers on November 18, 2013. He was last seen partially conscious in an ice bath in the visitors' locker room.

 

Well done



#11 bonafidebanter

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:11 AM

 I'm mostly a lurker here, but I enjoyed taking some liberties w/Talib's wikipedia site this morning (quick before WP takes it down!):

 

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Aqib_Talib

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Too funny!!



#12 TheGreatestOfAllTimeCam

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:53 AM

Suddle diss at Jake Delhomme. This is an awesome article though



#13 Peppers90 NC

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:59 AM

Quote from article:

 

"In his best statistical season Carolina went to the Super Bowl."

 

Not even close.

yea either guy is unaware of the triple crown or thought we went to the super bowl in 05



#14 Ruff

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:00 AM

#IceUpSon



#15 wine-o and cheese-doodle

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:03 AM

There may never be another one like Smitty. Retire his jersey by all means, but not before he's ready to go in 3 or 4 years.




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