I thought Smitty composed himself pretty well today. I actually expected him to act really shitty, but he didn't. I've been watching him play a lot this year and he almost looks like the Smitty of old. I'll pull for him the rest of the way...aside from today I was anyway.
Too many high throws. Too many throws behind the receiver. He had one really nice pass today and that was it. He's not why we're losing, but he's not helping much either. With all the injuries he's dealing with right now that's not surprising to me. The coaches might want to give him a week or two off and let Anderson give it a go.
No the team hasn't quit. I'm not seeing lack of effort, I'm seeing poor play which has to fall back a bit on the coaches. I'm also seeing a lack of quality depth and our playmakers not making plays. Kuechly hasn't been up to par and part of that falls on the defensive lineman for letting blockers get to Kuechly. Cam has been throwing high quite a bit, and is just not that accurate right now.
This team has a lot of problems right now and I'd hate to be Rivera right now trying to figure this mess out.