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#111 TylerVagyler

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:56 PM

I really don't know what thread to post this in considering there are at least 100 Smitty threads. But....

 

I just want everyone to realize Steve Smith is not the first great player to be let go in some shape or form like this. Unitas, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb, Seau, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Emmit Smith etc were all franchise players let go "when the time was right". I am sad to see Smitty go. He is my all-time favorite player. But not all careers will have a fairy tale ending like Gross'.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:57 PM

I really don't know what thread to post this in considering there are at least 100 Smitty threads. But....

I just want everyone to realize Steve Smith is not the first great player to be released like this. Unitas, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb, Seau, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Emmit Smith etc were all franchise players let go "when the time was right". I am sad to see Smitty go. He is my all-time favorite player. But not all careers will have a fairy tale ending like Gross'.


And most of them had better reps in the lockerroom...... and that issues is likely what is forcing DG to make the move in this case. Being good in a lockerroom or leader wasn't enough to keep better guys than 89

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:16 PM

I'm entering the acceptance stage now. I suppose it will be good for Cam to be able to demand certain things from his receivers that will help his game. I know Peyton M. , Brady and Rodgers do it. Those guys give their receivers hell if they fug up.

I guess Cam couldn't do that with Smity around.

At least thats one benefit I see.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 12:17 AM

Smith was a great receiver. Off the field, Smith is an admirable human being. What I don't get is why people would be surprised that he is viewed as an asshole when he's working at his profession. He's always been that way. We've loved his fire because he was our guy, and made play after play, so we glossed over all the other stuff.

 

The difference now is his production no longer dictates that the team should suffer his overly-domineering personality.

 

Why is that so hard to understand?

 

 



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:48 AM

fug Gman

 

You want Smitty go? Just let him go, why still BS about such thing? Smitty must be real disappointed about how the FO deal with him.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:43 AM

Translation: He didn't kiss my ass so he had to go

 

 

Funny but much truth in this. Gettleman doesn't like SS so we will pay him 5mil to play somewhere else. Oh yeah we save 1mil on cap space this year.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:50 AM

I really don't know what thread to post this in considering there are at least 100 Smitty threads. But....

 

I just want everyone to realize Steve Smith is not the first great player to be let go in some shape or form like this. Unitas, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb, Seau, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Emmit Smith etc were all franchise players let go "when the time was right". I am sad to see Smitty go. He is my all-time favorite player. But not all careers will have a fairy tale ending like Gross'.

his career is not over.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:52 AM

Funny but much truth in this. Gettleman doesn't like SS so we will pay him 5mil to play somewhere else. Oh yeah we save 1mil on cap space this year.


Yeah it makes less sense the more I think about it.

Keeping him would cost $7m in cap space.
But since we cut him, we still have to pay his $3m guaranteed base. Plus his remaining bonus immediately hits the cap.

I know we'll probably designate him as June 1 cut, but that does nothing until June. In fact, we lose $2m until then, so we made it even harder to sign anyone.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:53 AM

Gettleman didn't say anything.

As Panthro pointed out numerous times, Smith's agent is the one doing the talking here.


Smith's agent basically poo on any chance Gettleman had of working a trade somehow

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:54 AM

Funny but much truth in this. Gettleman doesn't like SS so we will pay him 5mil to play somewhere else. Oh yeah we save 1mil on cap space this year.

it seems this is closer to the truth it was personal not business.




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