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Steve Smith: I haven't demanded a trade

Posted on: May 11, 2011 11:57 am
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SmithPosted by Josh Katzowitz

There’s been a bunch of talk lately about how Panthers WR Steve Smith wants out of Carolina, about how he’s cleaned out his locker at Bank of America Stadium and about how the Chargers or Raiders could be the recipient of his services.

Smith hasn’t been interested in talking about why he wants to be traded – although we could probably guess it has something to do with the Panthers not having a great chance of winning in the foreseeable future – saying only that it’s between him and his family.

But now, Smith has decided to talk a little bit, telling Pro Football Weekly that he actually hasn’t demanded a trade.

“What I have asked for is to be in a competitive situation,” Smith told PFW. “I sat down with Marty (Hurney, Carolina’s GM) a lot of times prior to the lockout."

Although he’s not sure whether the Panthers actually will trade him, he also said that just because his house is for sale, that doesn’t mean he’s actually planning to leave town.

"I think it's important that people realize I am not packing my bags,” he said. “As far as why my house is for sale, we built this huge house and we just don't have any business living in it. It seemed like a great idea, and then we moved into this big house. We started cringing at all that space we had.

"For me, it was a little bit vain that I have this big house with this big yard. People saw my house was on sale and said it was me sending a message. Really the message I sent was to my kids: Dad made a mistake. This isn't how we are supposed to live. This isn't what I should be projecting. If we don't do this now, what incentive do I give my kids to reach for? You make a lot of money and then you go blow it? I don't want to be a statistic. I want to be a good steward."

What does any of this mean? Who knows. And really, as long as the lockout continues, it really doesn’t matter, because for now, Smith isn’t going anywhere regardless of whether or not he sells his house.

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hgtrerte
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 8:23 am
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Since: Mar 11, 2011
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Steve Smith: I haven't demanded a trade

Steve Smith is the coolest dude on the planet...hands down



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: May 13, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Steve Smith: I haven't demanded a trade

Send your salary requirements to Rex Ryan along with 3 8x10 pictures of your feet.



Since: Jan 10, 2009
Posted on: May 13, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Steve Smith: I haven't demanded a trade

I don't blame Steve for wanting to leave. This franchise is going to be a long time in the rebuilding stage (at least 2 or 3 seasons) before they might be competitive again. He may not have that long before he starts to slow down too much. I don't blame the man for wanting a super bowl win before he hangs it up. As for his house, who cares? Its no ones business but his own.



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: May 13, 2011 12:05 pm
 

Steve Smith: I haven't demanded a trade

Yea, Just send your salary requirements to Rex Ryan, along with 3 8x10 photos of your feet. Frickin Fruitcake



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2011 11:53 am
 

Steve Smith: I haven't demanded a trade

I don't get where you are coming from on this one Wosmo.  Sounds like Smitty realized he had much more space than he needed and was being overly excessive and wanted to downsize a bit.  I don't think any of us know how he upkeeps his house so for all we know he is not a maid guy and takes care of it himself with his family.  Sounds responsible to me and nothing even in the same ball park as what Peterson said.



Since: Jun 20, 2009
Posted on: May 13, 2011 6:06 am
 

Steve Smith: I haven't demanded a trade

This story just makes my heart throb....I built too big of a house with too big of a back yard and don't know what to do with the space now....sounds like smith should be on Oprah od Dr. phil with his problems.....I mean first Adrian Peterson liking football players to slaves and now Steve having big houses problems...you have to imagine that the guys that are playing college football right now are re-thinking the whole football career thing....is it really worth it?



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2011 10:20 pm
 

Steve Smith: I haven't demanded a trade

Steve is only thinking of himself here, he can't look like a fool with a panther's tattoo playing on another team. Shit just wont fly. Can't have the name "Mary" on your forarm when you're now dating Denise.

Your retarded.



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 9:52 pm
 

Steve Smith: I haven't demanded a trade

Steve is only thinking of himself here, he can't look like a fool with a panther's tattoo playing on another team. Shit just wont fly. Can't have the name "Mary" on your forarm when you're now dating Denise.




Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: May 12, 2011 5:48 pm
 

Steve Smith: I haven't demanded a trade

Steve Smith: I haven't demanded a trade

Carolina doesnt need to look far for a willing trade partner.  Im sure Atlanta would trade a few #1 and #2 draft picks for him.  After all Atlanta only needs 1 player and theyre Super Bowl bound....Oh wait, that defense....



Das Bung stick to knowing nothing about hockey just like you know nothing about football


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