Honestly, I am more ticked off at steve than dave. The panthers have paid Steve very well in the past 10 years. They were super loyal to him and treated him extremely well considering some off the field issues and trade demands.
Now after 10+ years of the panthers feeding him very well, Steve has a chance to help out the panthers by taking a pay cut. What disappoints me is he would rather get cut and collect guaranteed money than rework his deal to play out his final 1-2 years with this organization. Gross did it why can't Smith
I understand what your getting at, but smitty has always given his all and worked for his contract. He stuck with us through all the vs seasons and always contributed. His pride is unmatched by any player I've ever seen. I get where he's coming from in the whole situation, this organization has never tried to make his job easier by getting a number 2 beside him. Throughout all these years he stuck through itand gave his all, and for someone to say, 'hey your too expensive, we have to lower your salary" is a slap in the face. Smitty isn't the type of person that just stands there and takes it, he fights for what he feels he's accomplished and deserves. To low ball him is asinine. And to lose him sucks, but time is of the essence, it was going to happen eventually. I'll never appreciate a player more than I do Steve smith, he is the epitome of a Carolina Panther.