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


Best Answer top dawg, 20 March 2014 - 05:21 PM

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

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#1 top dawg

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:49 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:52 PM

Kill yourself

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:54 PM

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



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:55 PM

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



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:55 PM

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



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:56 PM

kinda funny smitty is getting so many headlines after being released



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:56 PM

kinda funny smitty is getting so many headlines after being released



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:57 PM

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

how many threads we need on the same topic

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:21 PM   Best Answer

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



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:12 PM

Great thread



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:20 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:48 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:55 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2014 - 07:15 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:21 PM

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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