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Old 02-23-2008, 05:41 AM   #1
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Default Steelers may be interested in D. Smith

John Clayton (ESPN) reports that Dwight Smith has been contacted by the Steelers and Lions. Minnesota cut Smith on Feb. 20.

Dwight Smith - Free Safety
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'10' / 201
DOB: 8/13/1978

Tomlin is familiar with this guy - So, I guess it makes a little sense with the uncertainty surrounding Ryan Clark.

The issue with this guy is that according toa police report, Smith admitted to an officer that he'd "just got done smoking some marijuana" after the trooper noticed a suspicious aroma emanating from Smith's vehicle. Smith has a history of off-field problems and could face a suspension following this incident. He was benched for two games last season

His league punishment (if there is one) wouldn't kick in until this coming season.

I'm not sure this guy has the proper character to positively impact our team.

Anyone else know anything about this guy?
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: Steelers may be interested in D. Smith

He's been averaging between 50-80 tackles and 3-4 interceptions per year the last 5 years.

Here's his career stats;

http://www.nfl.com/players/dwightsmi...e?id=SMI231420
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:41 AM   #3
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Default Re: Steelers may be interested in D. Smith

If he don't have off the field problems I would say bring him in and give him a shot his stats ain't that bad.
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:09 AM   #4
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Default Re: Steelers may be interested in D. Smith

Could be wqrth a gamble.
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Default Re: Steelers may be interested in D. Smith

I think it's worth a try, but I have trust in Ryan Clark.
He seems really hard working and a good team player, and after his hard year, he'll come back working even harder.
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Default Re: Steelers may be interested in D. Smith

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Smith has a history of off-field problems
I really don't want someone like that on the team

if he is innocent then bring him in! let him battle for the FS spot with anthony and ryan

I still think anthony is going to finally mature, but some competition never hurts

or let him replace tyrone carter, you can never have enough good players on your team, and tyrone is not that goo of a player and is getting old
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Default Re: Steelers may be interested in D. Smith

The Rooneys usually always make the right decisions when it comes to players like this and I dont see that changing anytime soon. That being said, I would wait and see what accumilates in this case and go from there.
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Default Re: Steelers may be interested in D. Smith

Oh he smoked some weed so he is the antichrist ...lol Marvell Smith likes to hit on the magic herb also...lol Smith would be a vast upgrade over the aging Tyrone Carter......I like Anthony Smith and hopefully he matures this year....But still with Ryan Clarks health condition and Troy's on health issues the last few years then I think bringing in a guy like
Dwight Smith would be a smart move.....Plus Oct. 22, 2006 was the date of Troy's last INT....Something isn't right with Troy and the secondary needs play-makers...Smith like others have said has averaged 3-4 INTs a season....
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Default Re: Steelers may be interested in D. Smith

At least he admited to it and didn't lie. Maybe a suspension would help him kick it. Save smoking the pot until after your career.

If he promises the Rooneys he won't do it again as long as he is a Steeler, then I can deal with him being a Steeler. We can't be a team full of choirboys now.
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Default Re: Steelers may be interested in D. Smith

Unfortunately, it wasn't just smoking a little reefer. He was also arrested for indecent conduct when he was found in a stairwell with a woman. He was also arrested for pulling a pellet gun on two fans at a McDonalds.

Should we wait to see what he does next?
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