That argument is complete bull and you know it. Smith has never taken a play or game off. He's always played every game with nothing about effort and heart. He's easily the most competitive player I've ever watched play the game. This is a complete nonsense argument that's being grasped on now that numbers are proving those who said Smith was done wrong. Smith has made comments after the season about wanting to retire, such as after the 2010 season, but he always came back and played with heart.
Keep clinging to narratives, because the numbers don't lie. Cutting Steve Smith was a huge mistake.
Look, we cut Steve Smith because the team doesn't like you and you specifically.