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Old 08-01-2008, 03:56 PM   #11
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I personally wasn't on the board back then.
My problem with Smith isn't his agressiveness. It's his lack of discipline and lack respect for DL. ( the TRUE defensive genius, not that pseudogenius beliprick ).
Smith has potential, but what good is potential if the kid isn't a team player?
People with his personality usually end up on the wrong side of the law at some point. It's just a matter of time.
I hope he gets his shyte together!

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Undisciplined? Agreed. My point was that the kid didn't start catching stick about disrespecting LeBeau until AFTER he screwed the pooch in the Patriots game.

Nary a word about "disrespecting LeBeau" right after this happened, in fact, most of the blame for this seemed to land in Cowher's lap:

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=13352

Which underscores the larger point I was trying to make: attitudes in Steelers Nation toward Smith have done a complete 180 largely, if not wholly, due to the Patriots game last year.

As far as getting in trouble with the law, that's pretty presumptuous - IMO, the biggest locker room cancers/non-team players in the league are T.O. and Chad Johnson, and neither one of them have ever run afoul of the law to my knowledge.

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Old 08-01-2008, 04:24 PM   #12
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Undisciplined? Agreed. My point was that the kid didn't start catching stick about disrespecting LeBeau until AFTER he screwed the pooch in the Patriots game.

Nary a word about "disrespecting LeBeau" right after this happened, in fact, most of the blame for this seemed to land in Cowher's lap:

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=13352

Which underscores the larger point I was trying to make: attitudes in Steelers Nation toward Smith have done a complete 180 largely, if not wholly, due to the Patriots game last year.

As far as getting in trouble with the law, that's pretty presumptuous - IMO, the biggest locker room cancers/non-team players in the league are T.O. and Chad Johnson, and neither one of them have ever run afoul of the law to my knowledge.
Oh COME ONE FS...

Don't skip THIS thread!
http://forums.steelersfever.com/show...ghlight=greene


Just look at how these two are PRAISED in this thread, REGARDLESS of that fact that they KEPT disrespecting and COMPLETELY ignoring the HEAD COACH.

Talk about mercurial fans...
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:34 PM   #13
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panthers steve smith kicked the ass of yet another teammate today (bloodied his face and had him carted to the field). but hes a pro bowler. the fans love him.
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:54 PM   #14
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panthers steve smith kicked the ass of yet another teammate today (bloodied his face and had him carted to the field). but hes a pro bowler. the fans love him.
Amazing isn't it.

All I want from people is consistancy. Either A-Smith is wrong... and so was Greene and Lloyd and ALL were bad elements when it came to discipline...

Or they are all freight-train hitters who should be praised.

The rules don't change just because one of them mouthed off to the reporter before a game.
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Anthony Smith is a young and talented player who still needs to learn some things...I'm not ready to say cut the guy...Its not like he is laying out Big Ben...lol....Waving off one of your coaches is a problem...But can we really say that he did....I wasn't there at practice....If he was that big of a problem I would think the Steelers brass wouldn't stand for it....

Ok say Smith is cut.......That leaves Tyrone Carter and Ryan Mundy as the backups at S.......I'm hoping Mundy beats out Carter...So cutting Smith would create a huge depth problem at the position...Especially if Troy is banged up again all year...Plus Ryan Clark is also coming back from serious injury....Cutting Smith wouldn't be a wise move at all....
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Undisciplined? Agreed. My point was that the kid didn't start catching stick about disrespecting LeBeau until AFTER he screwed the pooch in the Patriots game.

Nary a word about "disrespecting LeBeau" right after this happened, in fact, most of the blame for this seemed to land in Cowher's lap:

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=13352

Which underscores the larger point I was trying to make: attitudes in Steelers Nation toward Smith have done a complete 180 largely, if not wholly, due to the Patriots game last year.

As far as getting in trouble with the law, that's pretty presumptuous - IMO, the biggest locker room cancers/non-team players in the league are T.O. and Chad Johnson, and neither one of them have ever run afoul of the law to my knowledge.

Can't remember if I lauded him or not. But I know this, anytime someone let's their mouths write checks their ass can't cash they will almost always lose respect. Especially if at the same time they are disrespecting their coaches wishes.
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Can't remember if I lauded him or not. But I know this, anytime someone let's their mouths write checks their ass can't cash they will almost always lose respect. Especially if at the same time they are disrespecting their coaches wishes.
That didn't happen however...

Please go back and watch or the the ACTUAL dialog between Smith and the Reporter.
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he was just shooing away a bee.

he hates bees, wasps, and hornets.

"how can something so small hurt so bad? whats up with that?"

in fact he hates jerry seinfeld for starring in "the bee movie".
Oh, I heard he was just asking for a water break. Don't want to get cramps...
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I understand perfectly what Smith intended. But in today's game what is intended and what is perceived by the fans and media are two totally different things. So you get this situation we have now. Smith trying to prove he's a bad ass and going against the no contact rule. Which in turn is starting to have an ill effect on the fans.
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I understand perfectly what Smith intended. But in today's game what is intended and what is perceived by the fans and media are two totally different things. So you get this situation we have now. Smith trying to prove he's a bad ass and going against the no contact rule. Which in turn is starting to have an ill effect on the fans.
Which leads me back to the conclusion of my original comment in the thread....

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