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Still loving Gettleman?

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I didn't mean talk to Smitty before his comments but after/down the line. Gentleman has been busy with the draft and getting other players to restructure. I'm sure he would have spoken to Smitty down the road and talked to him about his future. He just answered the question in his style of rhetoric, like "evaluating" "part of the puzzle" "it's a process"

And what happened with the Cam thing? Nothing because it was a non story. Most of that "fiasco" was outside the locker room and not in it.

Of course Smitty is different to Cam and anything that even sounds like a slight to him, will make him react(exactly how he did) because of that still huge chip on his shoulder and fiery personality.

And if a grown man, legend or not can't handle comments about him being "evaluated" thats a bigger problem, imo.

As long as Gentleman is straight with players in the locker room and have a good rapport with them, I'm fine and I'm sure the team will be too.

 

I would hardly call the Cam thing a "non story", since just about every time our team struggled that came up, especially early in the season.

 

It's not about being or not being able to "handle" comments, but creating a basic dialogue. My hope is that one has occurred by now, as it should have anyway to begin with. It's just disappointing that we are heading into Gettleman's second season as our GM, and for the second time we are dealing with the fallout stemming from his own comments about one of the key players in our franchise at a press conference.

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Are you referring to tiger7_88? He literally became a fan of the team because we drafted Cam Newton. He's an Auburn Tigers fan. Ask him yourself.

What exactly do you think the "tiger" in his name means?

If you need any other assistance following along in this thread, let me know sweetheart.

Because I'm so invested in other posters lives I automatically know or even care about why they are fans of this team?

By god you are such a tool

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Because I'm so invested in other posters lives I automatically know or even care about why they are fans of this team?

By god you are such a tool

 

You are the one who went out of your way to quote, and attack me regarding a matter in which you had no clue what you were talking about.

 

Oh, but I am the tool? Thanks for the insults, have a good evening.

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Don't think that other players aren't looking at how Steve Smith is treated.  His "feelings" may cause repercussions throughout the organization and the league as a whole.  No need to piss him off unnecessarily, or any player for that matter.

 

Maybe, Maybe Not.  This might just fire Smitty up and sharpen that Chip on his shoulder. 

 

Maybe Gettleman's way of getting one or two more seasons out of one of the best weapons in the NFL.

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i agree and that is why i don't think what G-man intentional bbut just off hand. There is no ring of truth given G-man's personality that this was some message he was sending Smith. In the end I think this will come out and all will be fine with G-man and Smith.

I don't buy that. Gettleman, seems to me, to be a straight forward type of guy. I believe that he meant what he said. Why he meant it, why he chose to share it with the media and why he feels that way about Steve Smith, I don't know. You don't disrespect someone in that manner and not know it. He couldn't say what he said and know have some idea of how Smith would feel about it and how the media would use it.  

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I don't buy that. Gettleman, seems to me, to be a straight forward type of guy. I believe that he meant what he said. Why he meant it, why he chose to share it with the media and why he feels that way about Steve Smith, I don't know. You don't disrespect someone in that manner and not know it. He couldn't say what he said and know have some idea of how Smith would feel about it and how the media would use it.  

I don't buy that it was an insult. He said he was evaluating him. You can take that as an insult but I don't believe it was. Words do have meaning.

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I am sure he is a good GM but a good GM can be frustrating.

When the team signed Tolbert i was almost angry, Tolbert was for me a useless intruder.

Today the bowling ball is my favorite player right after Smitty.

 

 

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12-4 first season

3/5 good draft picks, the other two maybe good also, they had pretty good colegiate records.

Picked up valuable free agents with peanuts for money like mitchell, ginn, wharton, florence, mikkel, hixon, all had big telling input into our season.

Got the cap from $16 mil over to nearly the same amount under.

Any gm in the league having to come in to replace basically your star LT gross, #1 receiver smitty, and make up for one of the worst o-lines, offense and secondary in the league would have his work cut out!

Add to that players with huge unwarranted contracts that were handed out by sentiment alone which basically handcuff you for a number of years would make any GMs job pretty much hamstrung, the guy can only do so much because of what has gone in before he even got here, I tell you one thing though the guy knows talent whether it's picking up a vet who everyone thinks is finished who can stil contribute or a rookie off of some teams dumpster he knows talent and that will stand us in good stead for the future, once the cap situation is sorted we will also be able to do more regards free agency.

I'm satisfied with 12 months work by DG, here's hoping for another 12 months of the same.

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But Steve Smith is still producing, and is in the top half of the league as far as receiving. I think that it is presumptuous to assume that Smith's production has decreased because he is breaking down. The OC's conservative play calling, as well as the FO's reluctance for the past few years to get a legit threat opposite 89 adds to the misconception that Smith can no longer produce at a high level. Sure, he isn't what he once was, but he isn't dead by any means.

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I don't buy that it was an insult. He said he was evaluating him. You can take that as an insult but I don't believe it was. Words do have meaning.

Yes I did take it as an insult to Smith and I believe that Smith was bothered by it as well. You don't tell the media that you're evaluating Smith while speaking of him in the past tense. You are right about one thing though, words do have meaning. 

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