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Old 08-06-2008, 06:46 PM   #1
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Default Camp Notes 8/6/2008 - Specifically about Anthony Smith

http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Smith still doesn't get it

Anthony Smith returned to practice for the first time since the opening day of training camp and immediately showed what had been missing while he was out – the knucklehead factor.

Smith, who blasted Willie Reid twice on the opening day of camp in non-contact drills - hammered Hines Ward to the ground in a seven-on-seven non-contact drill Wednesday.

The coaches were not at all happy, with one yelling, "Are you out of your cussword deleted mind." It wasn't a question so much as a statement.

Smith was looked at as the team's free safety of the future as recently as last year's training camp, but it's becoming apparent that he just doesn't have the mentality to play the position.

Nailing the team's all-time receptions leader in a non-contact drill is no way to keep your roster spot.

Surprisingly enough, everybody practiced today, save PUP listers Troy Polamalu and Casey Hampton. Mike Tomlin did say today that he expects Polamalu and Hampton to return as early as next week.

I really like what I've seen of running back Mewelde Moore as a receiver. He catches the ball fluidly in space and never slows down. The Steelers haven't had a receiving option like him out of the backfield in some time.

Check back here tomorrow for my picks on youngsters to watch in Friday's game

We may like it when Smith does this in a game, but considering that he doesn't learn from the past, he doesn't appear to be very bright. Something tells me that Hines will get a piece of Smith before camp is over...if not by the end of the week.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: Camp Notes 8/6/2008 - Specifically about Anthony Smith

Below is my impression of Pittsburgh coaches as they try to impress the finer points of football on young Mr. Smith.

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Old 08-06-2008, 08:08 PM   #3
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Default Anthony Smith takes shot on ward

Was watching FSN pittsburgh Stan Savrans show from camp. It appears that Smtih laid Ward out in the 7 on 7 session this afternoon. Eyebrows were raised and there was a short interview with Ward...

"your surprised about it. Like I said normally I don't get hit like that until the pre-season game but like I said it is what it is I'm not going to sit there and harp about it, move on and continue to get better."

The report asked if he talked about it to Smith Ward's reply,

"I'll talk to him about it, well talk about it."

Non the less Ward did not look happy. They also commented that Smith has a history of hitting his own teammates like that at practice. Stan then said " it would be much better if he hit other players like that rather than chasing them down from behind into the end zone."

Time to grow up Anthony, you had your chance last year and you blew it, or should we say you were the one that was blown up.....Tom Terrific Brady schooled Smith but good. I guess that thorn is still wedged in his ass but good.
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Default Re: Camp Notes 8/6/2008 - Specifically about Anthony Smith

Nailing two of the WRs in NON-contact drills does not show a high level of intelligence. Let alone one of them be Ward.
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This thread won't end well. That's why he'll never step foot on the field as long as Ryan Clark is on the roster.

I think this seals Smith's fate with his teammates and the fans. He'll be gone soon enough. Cut this worthless, undisciplined SOB.

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Default Re: Anthony Smith takes shot on ward

It's like a bad dream that keeps happening over and over again. I kinda had a feeling he wouldn't learn.
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You got that right

Anthony Smith is a living illustration of the line from Dumb and Dumber = Just when I think you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this…and totally redeem yourself!
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Default Re: Camp Notes 8/6/2008 - Specifically about Anthony Smith

Save it for Toofer, Anthony.
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....you had your chance last year and you blew it, or should we say you were the one that was blown up.....Tom Terrific Brady schooled Smith but good.
Yep, and that's the reason this is being made to be as big of an issue as it is.
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Default Re: Camp Notes 8/6/2008 - Specifically about Anthony Smith

I really believed Smith was going to show some improvement in his maturity level and have a great season, but I can see I was horribly wrong. I still believe this kid has a lot of God-given talent, but his douchebaggery seems to be overshadowing that talent. If the coaches can't get this erratic behavior under control, he needs to be given the heave-ho. (Arizona will pick him up as they pick up most of our rejects).

My wish for Smith? That Big Snack sits on his head.
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