I think everyone wants Smith to stay assuming it is within the budget.
With that said, in the slot, or on the fade...89 has dropped a good number of passes in the last two season..more than I have ever seen him drop (yes, despite my low post count, ive been with the team that long)
People seem to be focused on this "evaluation" and putting alot of emphasis an his drive/fire/leadership. He is being evaluated not only because of his cap hit..but his contribution to the team ON THE FIELD. He may command double teams, but that doesnt mean anything when there isnt a threat on the opposite side of the field.
I surely dont want to see Smith leave...would literally break my heart. But damn...his dropped passes lately have pissed me off (mainly because he used to be a sure fire catcher even triple-teamed)
I dont see the issue. I mean, we give Gman props for being a businessman and shooting straight, but at the same time people are acting like he should put that "business" persona aside and say that "89 is beyond evaluation because..well...he is sentimental to the organization"
Like everyone, I love me some SS. With that said, why should his performance not be evaluated like everyone elses?
Ironic how some seem to be lamenting his loss (as a player) when just last offseason many were saying that he was getting old and losing a step...that his play was falling off, and we should find a replacement.
Personally, like a few others. I am glad to see him retire with an intact body, a good personal image, and on good terms with the team.
Agree. First of all, Cam opens himself up to this by doing that Superman bit every time he scores. Added to that the first down "point" every time he gets us a first down. Added to this also, one of our players (if not others) mocked Kap in the last game with the bicep kiss/elbow bow or whatever that crap it (someone here has that gif as their sig)
Its not a big deal. Insulting to us...yes...but its not as if we havent, or wouldnt have done the same darn thing.
My only concern is that regardless of how the NO game goes..we are poised to go to the playoffs in one capacity or another unless there is a total breakdown of this team in the next few weeks.
And yet, Williams/Jstew/and Tolbert are banged up. Granted, none of their issues seem to be serious, but yet with the prospect of not only playoffs, but hopefully going deep into the playoffs or dare I say to the Superbowl...I would hope that JStew (whom hasnt been doing much but resting all season) could play at least 1 game here he wasnt injured/resting/being held out because of precautionary reasons.
I think this is why many seem to be worried about Stewert. When the guys that have been getting the vast majority of carries all season (Williams/Tolbert) are taking a bit of rest and nursing football injuries, Stewert who has been riding a bike on the sideline most of the season comes in hopefully to revitalize the corp...only to play a game and go right back to the sideline afterward.
Honestly, I dont know nor care if he plays or not. Point is... at this point in the season with hopes of going further after December...to have a guy who is supposed to be rested and ready to play join the banged up and questionable list does not bode well for our playoff hopes in my opinion