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David Newton's take on the 89 situation: Can't accuse him of being a tool of the FO

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"Hey. The panthers aren't showing their hand whatsoever. Wtf we need a story ( a voice in the background) ' hey gettleman said he is evaluating smitty, like every other player in the roster'... Bingo. Can't wait to break this. Some one go tell Smitty what gentleman said. Its ok to paraphrase nbd. Ask what he thinks. ' so just tell him they are thinking of dumping him?' .. Yeah whatever" (Media, 2014, up an asshole) Sent from my XT1055 using CarolinaHuddle mobile app

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after PO loss: "who do you expect back next year?" DG: "We have to evaluate tape"

 

on WFNZ before combine: "who do you expect back next year?" DG: "We have to evaluate tape"
 
at the combine (tape has been eval'd now): "Does the organization still view Steve Smith as the true #1? [plus thrown in LaFell question]"
 
DG: "[ignores LaFell part]...We're going through the process. Ya know Steve has had a great career, he really has.. and none of us are here forever. But that's not to say.. you know.. well he's part of the evaluation process.. that's just what it is"
 
What an A-hole that guy is. Sounds like he's really out for blood. Just take a listen for yourself
 

https://soundcloud.com/pantherfeez/feb-27-2014-9-07-41-pm

 

edit: why is OP always posting Dave Newton articles? Is that you Dave?

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Gettleman spoke in the PAST TENSE when referring to Smith's career!!! He said HAD instead of HAS HAD!!

Burn everythjng!

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I'm gonna go out on a limb and say this wasn't the first time Smitty had heard he's got a high cap number and his contract would be evaluated. Maybe it didn't happen AT the exit meeting but I'm sure it happened at some point since DG has been here.

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I respect Newton's job as a blogger for the team, so he has to role with the flavor of the week so to speak, but this was ridiculous when it started, and remains ridiculous today IMO.

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I gotta disagree with him there. 

 

They just lost a big emotional playoff game to the 49ers. You really think the first thing your going to do is bring in Steve Smith to address the situation. Come on now... 10 out of 10 GMs out there would not have the foresight to bring in Steve to avoid a bad situation with a reporter's question. 

 

I thought DG gave a good answer to the question. It was vague and he didn't call steve out for his below average performance. He merely said we are going to evaluate it. If you read into it, it could be good or bad but sadly if your not saying anything good then they are going to assume it is bad.

 

If he was good then DG would have no problem saying that he was good and will be back with the team next year

If he was below avg then your not going to say he took a step back and we arent sure about him. You are going to say we are going to evaluate the situation. 

 

 

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Did anyone hear in Jordan Gross's retirement press conference when he mentioned that he didn't like Gettlemen very much last off season but he got over it.  I'm thinking that last off season when Gross's contract was restructured it wasn't exactly a favor they asked of him.  It was more of this is how it's going to be.

 

It was only a few years ago when it was Smith being no comment about his future with the Panthers.  This whole thing is about the option bonus and not putting ourselves in position to be paying Steve a ton of money 2-3 years from now.  I think Gettlemen is looking to do to Smith what was done with Gross last year.

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Wow, so David Newton's trying to tell us that Smitty didn't know that he shouldn't be the #1 option at wide out on this team if the Panthers had their druthers!! (knowing they have an option to decide/pay on his contract to boot)??

 

Said it isn't so!!???  :sleep:

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