Please don't hate me, But I'm hearing smitty is done.
I'm not out for glory or anything, but from what I'm hearing from a friend of a friend, Smitty is done with us. Normally I would take this as hearsay, but the same friend of a friend said Gross was retiring a day or two before it was announced back when it was still a toss up for everyone else.
I don't want this to be true, Steve is my all time favorite player, call me an idiot or an asshole or what have you, I'm not NJPanthers and I'm not trying to say I'm some dude with connections to the organization. I just heard from a guy who knows a guy, take it with a grain of salt.
Here's what I have gathered, again all third hand, so if it's not true, I'm happy to be wrong:
The meeting with Getts yesterday was to tell Smitty we were looking to move on. We are trying to trade him, two teams that showed interest are SD and NE. We want picks or a starter on the o-line or secondary. If we don't get what we want, Smitty will be designated a June 1st Cut. We are not going to bring Lafell or hixon back, but have a verbal agreement with Ginn.
We are making a push at Hakeem Nicks and are looking to draft at least 2 WR's this year.
this is people just overreacting. every single offseason, especially last years. People freaked the fug out over moves, then it was proven they are the right ones. I'm reserving judgement until after the draft and FA to make up my mind about what kind of team this is. People also tend to forget players get better as the years go on. We started 6 rookies on the defensive side of the ball at one time and we were the #1 D for the majority of the season.
honestly i think the approach DG is taking is he's going to pay Hardy then we are gonna cut CJ within the next two years.
CJ will be pushing 30 and Hardy just turned 25. I think CJ is the better overall DE, but Hardy still hasn't hit his ceiling. I don't know the cap numbers but seems to me this will be the way we are headed with the line. Keep the line intact as much as possible because it is our best strength outside of the linebacker position.
You don't cut somebody just cause they're turning 30, besides CJ for the first 3 years of his career was rotational so it's not like he'll be tearing down