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Steve Smith on Gettleman's "Evaluation" comment


Best Answer XClown1986, 26 February 2014 - 05:49 PM

maybe i need to bold[cole82ee]"im still going to wait for a non- person like source to confirm" [/color]


It was the Beason part that was ill informed. Beason requested the trade, Gettleman didnt get rid of him.

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#16 ARSEN

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:58 AM

If Smitty retires, it will create additional $12m in cap room. What do we do with almost $45m in cap space?

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:59 AM

With Gross now officially gone it would be huge to lose Steve Smith in the locker room. Two veteran leaders gone in a new season would impact the team hard. Talk about setting up for another slow start.... If nothing else, restructure and keep him one more year from a leadership view.

 

On the flipside it's Cam's time to start stepping up and being the outspoken leader for this team.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:59 AM

If Smitty retires, it will create additional $12m in cap room. What do we do with almost $45m in cap space?

 

 

He's not going to retire.  I think we all can agree on that.  



#19 carolina-chuck

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:03 AM

He's not going to retire.  I think we all can agree on that.  

 

Maybe, but I would not be too confident. I dont believe that Smitty will go play for another team if we were to cut him or whatever. Smitty was the one preaching about retirement a couple years back.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:04 AM

If we lose Smith which we wont but if we did I will be off the Gettle bandwagon in a heartbeat...I will probably hate David, Steve is like  Daryl from The Walking Dead he is the only safe person.

 

Gettle will then be known as The Governor...

 

 

Sunday cant get here quick enough

 

 

If i have to choose between Smitty and Gettleman, Gettleman is out.

 

 

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:06 AM

In all this I am most shocked at Jerry Richardson's silence.  Not towards us but to Smitty.  JR and Smitty have a super tight relationship.  When dealing with a local icon the owner should be the one to discuss matters with the potentially explosive mouth piece that is Steve Smith.

In fairness, I would bet JR didn't even know there was a reason he needed to talk to Smith. He will soon though now that Steve went public and his agent is looking for some clarification/answers.



#22 Mr. Scot

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:06 AM

Hate to tell ya guys, but if you don't think Smith getting released is a real possibility, maybe you should ask Jon Beason what he thinks.

I still don't think it will happen, but we have a GM who runs the team like a business now (which frankly, is as it should be) so yes, it definitely could.

The best choice isn't always the easy choice.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:08 AM

Smitty, I love you man, but let's not go overboard yet. It could be a misunderstanding.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:08 AM

If Smitty retires, it will create additional $12m in cap room. What do we do with almost $45m in cap space?

 

Blame Gettleman...what else?



#25 Khaki Lackey

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:10 AM

I love Gettleman's approach to running this team. Having said that, he needs to tone down the rhetoric in interviews. I don't think he understands how the media/fans/players might misinterpret his "saying a lot without really saying anything" answers.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:12 AM

Hopefully it's all a misunderstanding.  I was hoping Gettleman's comment was just a generic answer and there was nothing really to it.

 

I think this is what it was.  I hope this is what it was.

 

 

Regardless of all the Smitty Panther for life stuff (which I agree with btw), wtf would we release him?  Just from a "putting players on the field" standpoint, who the fug would replace him???



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:13 AM

I dont see the issue. I mean, we give Gman props for being a businessman and shooting straight, but at the same time people are acting like he should put that "business" persona aside and say that "89 is beyond evaluation because..well...he is sentimental to the organization"

 

Like everyone, I love me some SS. With that said, why should his performance not be evaluated like everyone elses?



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:17 AM

Ice up Gettles, Ice up!

I really Hope the Panthers handle Smitty the right way...in a well coordinated agreed upon way.

89 has bled for this team at the highest level we ever seen suit up in Charlotte. We have yet to see anyone with as much passion, dedication and total focus for improving themselves..beating their opponent...and doing it in an entertaining way.

89 is active and visual in the community and other than punching scrubs in the summer camp(his brand to tell you you will suck and soon be cut), Smitty is what every team and organization wishes they had.

Zero drug arrests, Gun violence, Domestic Abuse, zero holdouts, zero days destroying the QB publically and gets on the radio on the regulular to yuck it up with the local raido shows.

My daughter wears 89 on the soccer field bc she loves her some Smitty..bc she is small and explosive in her own right and ices up others on the regular!



Mishandling 89 would taint any of the positive strides this franchise has made. It would sour my love for my favorite team a bit.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:17 AM

Hate to tell ya guys, but if you don't think Smith getting released is a real possibility, maybe you should ask Jon Beason what he thinks.

I still don't think it will happen, but we have a GM who runs the team like a business now (which frankly, is as it should be) so yes, it definitely could.

The best choice isn't always the easy choice.


^This.

I love Smith as much as anybody but the NFL teams with sustained success know when to make the hard decisions. Our last GM paid guys for past production, so you want our new guy to do the same?

#30 Mr. Scot

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:18 AM

Said it elsewhere: Everyone loves having a GM with big balls...until he cuts your favorite player.

Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning all wound up let go from the teams they'd given their best years to.

So yes, much as we'd all hate it, that could happen here as well.


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