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Old 08-28-2006, 11:59 AM   #21
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Well fam,... we all have our reasons for why we think Smith should or shouldn't be named the starter. But,...let's take a vote.
I'll start with a simple and absolute YES,.... he should be named the starter. (My reasoning already stated in other thread's)

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At the start of this repeat season? No. If Clark and Carter can't get the job done? Then yes - give the kid a shot as a starter. As has been mentioned, Smith has a lot to learn yet and why throw him to the wolves right away if the team has other options? Somehow, I really believe that Lebeau will be getting Smith into the game on a regular basis this season. He's been quite impressive. I just think it's a little too early to talk about him being a starter.
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Old 08-28-2006, 12:04 PM   #22
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I'm not sure if he is ready to start but he will be a starter one day. Man, he must have knocked JR Reed into Pittsburgh. I swear I thought I saw his soul leave his body. Even my 4 year old son said "Dad, that was a pretty hard hit".
That hit impressed the hell out of me. Made me alter my opinion of Smith. He defintely needs more field time. But I say put him in the second half with a comfortable lead. I don't know that I am comfortable with him as a starter yet.

I do believe Troy can be to Smith like Stallworth was to Louie Lipps. He speaks about how lucky he was to be under the guidance of Stallworth. I think Troy has that capability to really develop Smith and they can be the strongest safety team in the NFL.
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Old 08-28-2006, 01:19 PM   #23
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Louis Lipps and John Stallworth in the same sentence... man...its been a long time hasnt it?... just shows me how old I really am. I love Smith but I honestly believe he hasnt earned a starting position yet. Give him sometime and dont rush things in unless Clark aint gonna get the job done. Clark is still learnning this Defense as well, lets start someone with that experience that Clark has just see what happens.
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I think he needs to get more time. Starting isn't necessary but he could be a good dime package back. I'm sure Dickie LeBeau will work him into the schemes.
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:01 PM   #25
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yeah Smith will definately be getting in thier in some packages !!
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:57 PM   #26
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Absolutely not....its preseason..lebeau has no packages in yet...this kid needs time...

He's made a great showing so far..he has a great future.....

Remember Troys rookie year?...he was lost....

Too much on the line this year to take that risk...cant do it...
Agree. Why shake his confidence in Prime Time on the NFL season opener? I doubt we will even see him play against Miami unless a blow out is in the making or Clark completely melts down.

Clark hasn't been perfect but he has made plays. He knows he needs to be better and I think he will be. Experience outweighs potential next week.
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Not at the beginning of the season. He has alot to learn before he steps in.

Same here. No not yet. he is still learning the position.
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At the start of this repeat season? No. If Clark and Carter can't get the job done? Then yes - give the kid a shot as a starter. As has been mentioned, Smith has a lot to learn yet and why throw him to the wolves right away if the team has other options? Somehow, I really believe that Lebeau will be getting Smith into the game on a regular basis this season. He's been quite impressive. I just think it's a little too early to talk about him being a starter.

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"Trial by Fire",...is often the best. Yes,...usually most people can't handle pressure. But,.... something about this Kid say's he's built different than most. I don't believe that HE (Smith) thinks starting would be a burden.
Does he have a lot to learn of OUR system?,....surely. But so does Clark,.......and with that being the case,......i'd go to war with the guy whom not only has more ability,.....but the Will.
That's all i'm saying BabyGirl. Let's just say i'm a firm believer that sometimes,...just sometimes,...."Scared money, make's nothing". And this could be one of those moment's for this franchise.


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Cowher has started a rookie FS before and I hope he does it again! Clark and Carter both played like rookies, Smith plays like he's been there all his life. Smith has produced two interceptions, good coverage, and two or three big hits. Can someone tell me what Clark and Carter have done? Giving up large pass plays, being out of position, and missed tackles are what Clark and Carter have accoplished. It's unlikely that Smith starts but I wish he would.

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Smith is a stud and should be a starter. I think the sooner he builds chemistry with Troy the better off the Steelers will be in the long run.

Smith has really caught my attention especially when he laid that dude out in the Eagle game!
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