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#121 OnlyPantherFaninMaine

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:40 PM

Last I knew 89 said publicly multiple times that he wanted to play through the 2016 season. How realistic is that? I'm not sure. 



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:42 PM

the decision to keep or let smitty go has to go beyond the emotional side.

 

releasing him june 1 frees up a lot of very needed cap space, but then who is going to be your main receiver? i don't care what gettleman says....this answer is NOT on our roster.

 

the upside is that there is a good bit of available guys even in FA who would help fill that void and there are some definite stars in the making that will be available in the draft.

 

i'm sure smith won't be upset by getting cut. i don't see him wanting to go anywhere else. i think the choices will be to retire or take a huge pay cut. it all depends on if he feels he has more in him or not. i think he and smith are feeling old and the wise thing might be for them to get out while they are still healthy.

 

if we are without smith, it will be a sad day, but one i'm sure we all knew was coming at some point. the decision to cut sucks because that sure isn't how i saw him leaving, but because of hurney magic, this is before us. the decision won't be easy and it puts us behind the 8 ball and forces our energies towards finding his replacement...which is something we should have been trying to do long before now.

 

 



#123 jarhead

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:42 PM

Heck, I'd argue the Jags have a better receiving corps than we do. Blackmon + Shorts is superior to any combo we could put on the field at the moment. 

 

 

Give we only have 1 WR on the roster that would be a safe comment



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:45 PM

the decision to keep or let smitty go has to go beyond the emotional side.

 

releasing him june 1 frees up a lot of very needed cap space, but then who is going to be your main receiver? i don't care what gettleman says....this answer is NOT on or roster.

 

the upside is that there is a good bit of available guys even in FA who would help fill that void and there are some definite stars in the making that will be available in the draft.

 

i'm sure smith won't be upset by getting cut. i don't see him wanting to go anywhere else. i think the choices will be to retire or take a huge pay cut. it all depends on if he feels he has more in him or not. i think he and smith are feeling old and the wise thing might be for them to get out while they are still healthy.

 

if we are without smith, it will be a sad day, but one i'm sure we all knew was coming at some point. the decision to cut sucks because that sure isn't how i saw him leaving, but because of hurney magic, this is before us. the decision won't be easy and it puts us behind the 8 ball and forces our energies towards finding his replacement...which is something we should have been trying to do long before now.

 

Agreed. I think the money saved by releasing Smith or asking him to take a massive pay cut would be better served signing someone along the lines of Maclin and then drafting a receiver + tight end early in the draft. That way we get more bang for our buck, get younger at the position, and are better built for the future going forward. 



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:47 PM

Heck, I'd argue the Jags have a better receiving corps than we do. Blackmon + Shorts is superior to any combo we could put on the field at the moment. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sad, but true.



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:54 PM

Gettleman has stated that he has to establish our core. Simply due to age, Smitty isn't part of it. He isnt worth his contract anymore either, sadly, and we need cap space. A cut a re-sign to team friendly deal seems to be a likely scenario.

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:58 PM

It's easy to be casual about the notion of cutting Steve Smith in the offseason. But if we do so, and our offense is even worse in the upcoming season, this place will be unbearable. Even with the cap space it may save, I don't see Gettleman bringing in a high price receiver in FA.

 

The best scenario would be to approach Steve, and see if he would be willing to take a pay cut, or restructure.

 

Regardless, the ultimate goal needs to be acquiring a younger WR that Cam can grow with. This should have already happened.



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 07:26 PM

Smitty hit the wall... From now on he will be no more than 500-700 yard a season guy. If u want to pay him top 5 WR money than u an idiot. I love Smitty but this is a lot of money we don't have.

 

I agree

 

But you turn every fugingstone for every fuging dime and dollar before you even begin thinking about cutting Smitty. So as long as there is money to be found on other players contracts, I have no problem giving Smitty his thing though he is not producing his worth.

 

If you cut the best Panthers ever and still give Godfrey 1 single dollar then you should be fired



#129 hepcat

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 08:53 PM

I agree that Smith should take a paycut but man...the dude scored the Panthers only TD in the playoff game.  He can still play.  I'd be pissed if they let go of Smith.  Yea he isn't the gamebreaker he used to be but he can still play a solid role on the team.  No doubt they have to go get that #1 guy now though, regardless of if Smith is back or not.



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 08:58 PM

Heck, I'd argue the Jags have a better receiving corps than we do. Blackmon + Shorts is superior to any combo we could put on the field at the moment.


They don't technically have Blackmon right now.

He's suspended indefinitely for being a colossal dumbass.

#131 Captain Morgan

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 11:50 AM

I belive the way Getty said it was "all teams let big dogs walk."

 

 

It will be hard to imagine Carolina without Hardy and Smith.



#132 iamhubby1

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:50 PM

just my .02...
 
i think he's quite aware that he only really has one WR under contract heading into next year. i think he'll try to address that in FA, just like all other needs. 
going into the draft he's not going to avoid WR and he's not going to favor OL or CB over WR or anything else. he's gonna go BPA, just like he said. it's a very strong class of OTs, CBs, and WRs and there are some very good TEs in the draft as well. chances are that im the first four rounds there will be plenty of options of each and there may very well be a WR when we pick. we could double dip at OT or at WR. it all depends on who is there at the top of the list when we pick. heading into the draft and limiting our options to just one or even two positions would be a mistake. 
 
as far as him not doing anything because "the answer is on the roster" at WR  isn't going to happen because, well, all there is is smith. he'll bring in more talent. i feel good at our chances of getting a really good WR or two in the draft are good. we'll get our upgrade on the OL and cam will get a new weapon or two because it's obvious to everyone that we need that (and even gettleman said that).
 
at OT i'd look at the really big OTs, and at WR i'd look at WRs who already runs good routes, has good hands, and a diverse route tree. at TE i'd look fore guys who are more of the traditional inline blocker who juat happens to be a good receiver. at CB i'd look at guys who were fast and aggressive and keeps their head in a swivel (size might not matter) who coyld be considered a tweener CB/S and who have done some blitzing. at DE i'd look for guys who, like hardy, can be plugged anywhere along the DL so they'd be bigger guys pushing 285-295 lbs.
 
i also wouldn't be surprised to see us draft another RB, but it would probably be one who is really good catching balls out of the backfield.


I don't want to be "That Guy", but, that is more like 57 cents.

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 10:16 PM

If Gettleasshole and senile Jerry are stupid enough to cut Smitty, he'll end up in Denver or New England. 



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:56 AM

Smitty may get "john kasay'd" I hope not. We need his leadership and intensity.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:57 AM

If Gettleasshole and senile Jerry are stupid enough to cut Smitty, he'll end up in Denver or New England.



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