these types of remarks make no sense
Smitty was the leader in the Panthers locker room. He was the most talked about, interviewed, known, jersey sold, and fantasy-picked.
He was outspoken and a bit brazen. He did not mince words and he did not pull any punches (literally).
No one was going to take that spot from him....ever. That's not a knock, that is reality and a huge part of what makes him as successful as he was/is.
He grew up here and we all played a huge role in creating that.
In a new place he will be humble and focused on earning respect from new fans as he he earned it here from all of us.
He will not walk in and immediately ascend to what he was here in Charlotte.
All the snarky comments about him hindering others are not even cute anymore. They just make you look like a person who cannot process the probability for an alternate result despite understanding significant changes in the contributing factors (aka "stupid").
That new chip we put on his shoulder.... you know the one that made Steve Smith who he is now. That chip is fresh and it will keep him motivated another year or two. I cringe at the day we play him. He is going to show us we shouldn't have cut him.
Many will say it doesn't matter because he has lost a step. S. Smith is going to prove us wrong. Watch and see.
That said. He will not be a cancer in Baltimore. He will bring an attitude and who knows might even teach J. Jones how to be tough receiver and change his career. He won't be a distraction in the locker room. The Ravens are the team I want from the AFC to go to the Super Bowl. S. Smith gets his ring and gets that final piece to a HOF career and the Panthers can have their first true HOFer. (I know Reggie White played for us but he went in as a Packer)