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Michael Silver: "Sometimes you feel like McNutt; sometimes you don't."

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OK, I mainly posted this for the thread title.

 

If nothing else Michael Silver of nfl.com reports that some of the players have a wait-and-see attitude regarding G-man's moves right now. Some people in the organization, though "mystified" by what's going on here, are giving G-man the benefit of the doubt due to his success this past year.  Fans, especially us hardcore Huddlers, should probably be doing the same.

 

But, keep in mind, that they aren't giving G-man a blank check.  

 

 

Sometimes you feel like McNutt; sometimes you don't. And sometimes, as a first-time general manager eager to put your stamp on a team -- and now saddled with a newly extended coach in Ron Riverawho you might not have wanted in the first place -- you decide to make your presence felt by clearing out the most forceful and influential player in the locker room. That sure seems to be what happened here.

 

 

OK, so I am supposed to believe that G-man fired Smitty out of some subliminal frustration at being saddled down with Rivera and some latent need to exercise his authority?  

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Of course the subconscious mind is a muthafuga sometimes...

 

Anyway, just surmising from the twitter quote that popped up a couple of days ago, my guess is that the "veteran player" that he must be referring to is T.D.  I doubt that Cam and Luke, who have been publicly mute, would have even spoken to a reporter off the record. 

I'm not sure whether Newton, who on Wednesday underwent ankle surgery that will sideline him for four months, is privately grumbling about this, if he's down with the plan or if he's somewhere in between. For what it's worth, while some in the organization have indicated to me that they're mystified by the move, I talked to one veteran Panthers player who did his best to quell the sky is falling storyline.

Said the player: "The mood in the locker room is this: Guys are happy with what the GM did last year, in terms of the players he drafted and free agents he brought in for positions of serious concern. So it's hard to be quick to jump on the 'Panthers have no receivers, they are screwed' (bandwagon). He's done a good job thus far, so we're not gonna question him. That said, talk to me in August."

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Even I'm beginning to tire of the Steve Smith speculation. He's gone. Let it heal.

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there is a mood in the locker room right now?  didnt know anyone was in the locker room

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Um, you realize he's just quoting articles, right?

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kinda funny smitty is getting so many headlines after being released

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kinda funny smitty is getting so many headlines after being released

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Um, you realize he's just quoting articles, right?

how many threads we need on the same topic

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At this point of free agency, to think that this thread is ONLY about Steve Smith is myopic.  

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Great thread

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It's not all about Steve Smith being released. It's about us releasing him and being a dick to him, while letting 3 WRs leave along with him. I have cooled off some, and all the Smith threads are getting old now, but I will stay critical until I see what Gettleman does.

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Call me crazy, but to get a glimpse within the actual mindset of the players from a veteran player is something that interests me.

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I don't know who we will have yet, but I'm very close to wagering that our 1-3 receivers will put up more yardage, receptions, and touchdowns than our 1-3 did last year. I will reserve this bet until just before OTA's.
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Having a coach he didn't want in the first place?

How stupid can one get.

Rivera wouldn't have gotten his own contract extended, if Gettleman didn't want h here.

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I would think that if you came in as a GM and had a coach already in place that had a wait and see year, and he wins coach of the year......you would probably totally fine with keeping that coach.

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GMAN has no choice now, now he will overcompensate to ensure this will not tarnish his legacy.

If anything we know he is arrogant, so I am sure he cares too much about his image to not rebuild our receiving core.

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I don't know who we will have yet, but I'm very close to wagering that our 1-3 receivers will put up more yardage, receptions, and touchdowns than our 1-3 did last year. I will reserve this bet until just before OTA's.

 

Me too.  I speak to Cowboys, Ravens and Skins fans every week, and they're all predicting doom and gloom for our season due to having no receivers.

 

"What are y'all gonna do...Who is Cam going to throw to?"  

 

The always fail to mention the draft, of which I remind them.  A couple of people had the nerve to mention LaFell.  Last Saturday a Cowboy fan was telling me "You better hope you re-sign LaFell."  I laughed and said "Ha. I hope we don't sign Lafell."  

 

Usually it's the fan base that overestimates the importance of its own WRs, not other fans from the likes of the Cowboys.

Last year I was hoping that our defense would carry us through notwithstanding our receiving corps. I just don't see how an influx of young, legitimate talent is going to at least not be as good as what we had last year. With what I've seen the last four years I have a right to be delusional when it comes to our wide receivers.

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