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#11 PantherPhann89

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:25 PM

I don't support what's going on with Smith qi have been against everything since Gettleman said that Smith was being evaluated without speaking to Smith prior to saying it...



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:27 PM



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:34 PM

It's not our job to think ahead about the betterment of the team.  It's the job of the front office. 

 

 

If some of the fans were in charge,  30 years from now,  we'd still have 89 on the roster as the #1 WR,  making around $40M a year. 

 

You're making it seem like the guy puts up 100 yards a season and makes $12million/year. The $7million IS a lot, but cutting him would only save us $2million!!! Stupid stupid decision to cut him. G-man should've just asked him nicely to take a pay cut, and explained the situation, and I bet you anything Smitty would've helped out or at least restructured. He's team first, not me first.



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:41 PM

I don't support what's going on with Smith qi have been against everything since Gettleman said that Smith was being evaluated without speaking to Smith prior to saying it...

He also said this at the press conference at the end of the season but nobody made a big deal out of it then. He said that they were going to take a few weeks to evaluate the team before free agency and the draft. He said they were evaluating everyone. Then comes the combine and a reporter asked him again and specifically asked about Smith at which point you could tell he was obviously perturbed about it but he gave an honest answer and complimented Smith in the process.

If Steve was surprised he was being evaluated then he wasn't paying attention because it had already been addressed weeks before and he certainly should have known his contract was due to be renegotiated. It's how Hurney set it up before he signed it. I'm not hating either side here.

I just don't see the big deal about the Gmans comment nor the need to redo Steve's contract. He's been paid handsomely for his services so he's owed no additional respect. The way some act here it's as if we murdered his family and burned down his house and are taking him to the woods to behead him.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:43 PM

I never thought the possibilty existed until a few weeks ago. Never crossed my mind.  But now that is it being discussed I can the positives in letting Smitty go. And, yes, there are positives. I'd like him to stay. With that said, agreeing with a tough business decision doesn't make anyone a hater.  



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:44 PM

Wether or not posters mentioned it before or after the fact doesn't really matter , it doesn't take away from the merits of their argument.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:45 PM

I bet you anything Smitty would've helped out or at least restructured. He's team first, not me first.


I wouldn't make that bet if I were you because Steve has said point blank on the radio more than once the he is not redoing his contract.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:48 PM

Damn I am going to miss Smitty



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:51 PM

I wouldn't make that bet if I were you because Steve has said point blank on the radio more than once the he is not redoing his contract.

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He notably does not like the media. Why would you believe that he gave credible information to the media? Remember when he was hurt last season giving crap like 57%, 73%, etc. (I don't know the real numbers)? He doesn't care about telling the media what his actual thoughts are. And why should he?



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:52 PM

You're making it seem like the guy puts up 100 yards a season and makes $12million/year. The $7million IS a lot, but cutting him would only save us $2million!!! Stupid stupid decision to cut him. G-man should've just asked him nicely to take a pay cut, and explained the situation, and I bet you anything Smitty would've helped out or at least restructured. He's team first, not me first.

 

How do you know Gman didn't ask Smith to take a pay cut and Smith refused?  We don't know any details at the moment.

 

 

How do we know that Smith would have automatically agreed to having his wages severely slashed...? 

 

 

I'm waiting for more details to come out.  Until then,  I believe Gman has the best interests of the franchise in mind.    He isn't emotionally invested in 89.    Like some of us are.      If I was GM, I'd probably be one of the fans to be oblivious to 89 aging or the money he is making or going to make,  and not dare suggest a pay cut to our franchise's best player.    I'm glad I'm not a GM.




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