Like most of you, I grew up watching Smitty play... and it's tough any time a fan has to see his favorite player go. Even if his level of play has diminished over the years, you can't help but look at the past and everything he's met to our franchise. BUT this is a business. Smitty will count $7 million against the cap this year (not $2 million that I've heard some people say). I understand why Gettleman is doing what he is doing, as much as it sucks. I just hope we can get SOMETHING for him.
I'm also hoping that he lands in Denver. I always wanted to see how he would be with a really good QB. Not to say Cam isn't great, because he's gotten much better with throwing since his rookie year but his accuracy still Payton precise at times (let's not kid ourselves) and for Smitty to play with Payton at this stage of his career would be fun to watch.
Still, hoping the Panthers beat the Broncos when we play them.