It's like the old saying goes, "it's not what you do but how you do it". Everyone thinks because people have opinions on Smitty dismissal is the problem, that isn't it. It's the way it was handled. Had Gettleman went into the offseason saying that it was time for a change and let it be known to Smitty himself then it would different.
I guess if he had handled it differenlty, the situation wouldn't been good for t.v. Me personally I don't care who the receivers are as long as the product on the field is good. I just think a player that lead the franchise deserves better. I think a company man should be treated as such, but I guess I am just the old school type of guy.
People act like we dropped an AJ Green or Julio Jones type receiver. Someone that got drafted the same year as Cam, that he has great chemistry with and puts up 1400 yards every year. We all love Smitty, but let's all be honest with ourselves that at this stage of his career Smitty was just another guy. LaFell was meh at best and Ginn was a first round bust that did well for us in a few highlights, but also dropped multiple sure touchdown bombs as well.
They are going to sign Cam to a massive contract, and when they do they'll have the cap flexibility to also sign some weapons for him long term for a sustained success.
How this concept continues to elude so many is truly baffling.