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Steve Smith signing adds spice to Eagles-Giants rivalry

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With the Eagles pulling another out-of-the-blue signing of a big-name free agent, one of the biggest and best rivalries in the NFL has gotten a little bigger, and better.

As MDS has pointed out, receiver Steve Smith, seemingly taken for granted by the Giants, has joined forces with the self-styled (by backup quarterback Vince Young) “Dream Team.”

And then there’s this.  In June, while Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora were going back and forth, Smith jumped in and pointed out that the Eagles have an empty trophy case.

Now, Smith has defected from the franchise with three Lombardi trophies, joining the team that Smith recently has taunted about winning none.

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41 Responses to “Steve Smith signing adds spice to Eagles-Giants rivalry”
  1. readysethike says: Aug 10, 2011 7:40 PM

    Giants just took too damn long…oh well

  2. nfl fan says: Aug 10, 2011 7:43 PM

    Great job Giants, get your head out of your butt.

  3. beastofeden says: Aug 10, 2011 7:48 PM

    This does not add spice. It just adds another one [year] and done player to the Iggles roster that will defect after season’s end.

  4. jcg23 says: Aug 10, 2011 7:52 PM

    Do the Giants even have a Wide Receiver this year?

  5. bleedgreen80 says: Aug 10, 2011 7:55 PM

    Lmao!! u did it again howie

  6. nineroutsider says: Aug 10, 2011 8:05 PM

    Can’t wait to see these games. The game where Jackson returned that game ending punt was ridiculous (the scowl and tongue lashing Coughlin gave Dodge was priceless). NFC East games not involving the Redskins are usually pretty solid.

    I see a lot of bad NFC West football, so…

  7. rjmarrella says: Aug 10, 2011 8:06 PM

    How serious of a concern is marlins health, if they would sign smith?

  8. cowboy88 says: Aug 10, 2011 8:08 PM

    This guy had Microfracture surgery. He’ll never be the same. It will act up and he will miss loads of games. He may not even make it on the field this year to play against the Giants.

  9. hay1111 says: Aug 10, 2011 8:09 PM

    It’ll be poetic justice if Vick goes on IR early on and VY will be the one running the show for another Eagle choke job

  10. eaglebobby says: Aug 10, 2011 8:24 PM

    Well cowboy88–if he plays in midseason, that’s a bonus–but he WON’T be playing for the Giants, and that takes away Eli’s safety net on 3rd down–now he;s missing Boss AND Smith–and who’s to say the Eagles won’t re-sign him after this year after they demonstrated to him how much they wanted him?

  11. noprudejustpicky says: Aug 10, 2011 8:25 PM

    they’re gonna force him to play log before he’s ready and this will end up being his last year… Can you say “DUMB move, Steve Smith” ONE YEAR?!?

  12. greymares says: Aug 10, 2011 8:27 PM

    cowboy88, does the name Roy Williams ring abell ?

  13. jeffm916 says: Aug 10, 2011 8:34 PM

    Its time to let Victor Cruz shine…and with Hixon healthy….Giants were able to let Smith go.

  14. raijinnokumo says: Aug 10, 2011 8:38 PM

    Seriously Reese.. GM fail

  15. gpete1962 says: Aug 10, 2011 8:43 PM

    Mara and Tish just don’t give a sh!t !!

    And why should they?

    Fans are still buying PSL”s and tickets

    Idiocracy in Action.

  16. jbeatzz says: Aug 10, 2011 8:49 PM

    please stop bringing up this damn dream team thing! just when you think its going away some uncreative journalist throws it out there…1 guy said it…1 freaking backup! young said it when asked about signing with the other free agents and he was laughing when he said it.

    i am a die hard eagles fan and they are not a dream team, they are a solid, young team that needed these veterans…veterans which they’ve gotten for low risk-high reward deals…don’t forget that the eagles let all but 1 of their free agents go and if you can add former pro-bowlers to be backups at a good price, why wouldn’t you? not only are they quality depth, they can provide knowledge of the game to this young core of talent. now i’m just waiting on a lb, but i think they want to see how the kids do against the physical play of the ravens.

  17. whoknowsnothing says: Aug 10, 2011 8:52 PM

    I was hoping the Cardinals would jump on the opportunity to sign Smith, but I’m just glad he signed with somebody.

    He is a talented receiver and has proved he can perform.

    It’s not like he was looking for a big contract.

  18. richm2256 says: Aug 10, 2011 8:59 PM

    “Dream Team” …… right

    Let’s “bookmark” this thread, and see how the Iggles fans make excuses when their season ends before the Super Bowl begins.

  19. 1withand1without says: Aug 10, 2011 9:06 PM

    I’m an Eagles Fan, its funny though when I click on Steve Smiths name in this article the only info I get is for the good receiver who happens to be in NC. That shows us how relevant this guy is…

  20. gfan8611 says: Aug 10, 2011 9:31 PM

    Gilbride had better be rewriting all of his passing tree options and terminology right now.

  21. xviixxiixxvi says: Aug 10, 2011 9:33 PM

    nineroutsider says: Aug 10, 2011 8:05 PM

    “NFC East games not involving the Redskins are usually pretty solid. ”
    ————————————————————-
    REDSKINS’ 2010 DIVISION GAMES:

    September 12 Dallas Cowboys W 13–7
    October 3 Philadelphia Eagles W 17–12
    November 15 Philadelphia Eagles L 28–59
    December 5 New York Giants L 7–31
    December 19 Dallas Cowboys L 30–33
    January 2 New York Giants L 14-17

    4/6 were one-possession games. If there’s one thing about the East every fan should know, it’s that it’s always a battle. It’s hard to believe, but west coast fans are worse than west coast teams.

  22. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 10, 2011 9:46 PM

    Classless move by Steve. No longer a fan of his.

  23. mkivland says: Aug 10, 2011 9:49 PM

    Dream Team is played out. Backup QB who has a history of being an ignorant ego-maniac said it. Lurie squashed it. Yet, you continue to use it to sell rags.

  24. drexelvol says: Aug 10, 2011 9:56 PM

    He’s not even going to make the team. They now have eight WRs going for the #5 WR spot.

  25. dfm725 says: Aug 10, 2011 10:00 PM

    I’ll never route for Steve Smith again. This is just as bad as Shaun Ellis to the Pats.

  26. str82dvd says: Aug 10, 2011 10:01 PM

    Lol everyone keeps hyping the Eagles, forgetting that they don’t have a real QB on the roster. Vick?? Really? Dude’s over 30, can’t stay healthy, and kind of sucked during his prime.

    Oh, and he’s also a soulless a-hole who laughed as helpless dogs were torn apart, prodded, tortured and drowned. He’s reading from a good script now, but just wait — just wait. He has no soul; he’ll screw up again.

  27. The Shoeman says: Aug 10, 2011 10:15 PM

    Eight of Steve Smith’s 11 career touchdowns were in the red zone.

    In ’09, he had 61 catches for 1st downs, seventh-most in NFL.

  28. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 10, 2011 10:26 PM

    He won’t with Philly, SHOEMAN.

  29. covercorner says: Aug 10, 2011 11:06 PM

    I hate the Eagles!

  30. norcaleagles says: Aug 10, 2011 11:08 PM

    XVII, Do you even KNOW any west coast football fans?? What makes you think your hometown or what coast you live on makes you any better of an NFL fan?? Seriously, your a dip$#**!! I think Rex Grossmans’ predictions today have you all pumped up.lol. Aww, how cute?

  31. o0omorriso0o says: Aug 11, 2011 12:29 AM

    str82dvd says: Aug 10, 2011 10:01 PM

    Lol everyone keeps hyping the Eagles, forgetting that they don’t have a real QB on the roster. Vick?? Really? Dude’s over 30, can’t stay healthy, and kind of sucked during his prime.

    Oh, and he’s also a soulless a-hole who laughed as helpless dogs were torn apart, prodded, tortured and drowned. He’s reading from a good script now, but just wait — just wait. He has no soul; he’ll screw up again.

    ————————

    As I was reading your post I was thinking to myself “How could he possibly say the Eagles don’t have a QB? Vick was amazing last year and covered up allot of flaws on the team that is not there anymore for this year. And then I came to your last pharagraph about the dog fighting. Aha! You don’t really think Vick sucks or you are just swayed that way because your just a hater. Seriously kid? You let your hate sway your reasoning? Listen we all know Vick did, he was punished for it already so if your gonna keep on about it then maybe its you that needs to get hidden from our society cause its people like you that ruins the world. I hope to god your kids don’t do anything wrong because even if they “appear to of learned from it” and do the right thing ever since, you’ll always hate them… that’s the reasoning your showing… Get real kid…

  32. greengob1in says: Aug 11, 2011 1:01 AM

    @str82dvd
    As far as i’m concerned, Vick IS in his prime, and was a candidate for MVP last year just behind Brady. What you saw in Atlanta was not Vick in his prime, that was him with his Randy Moss attitude. In Philly, he brought his Jerry Rice attitude.

  33. damnskins703 says: Aug 11, 2011 1:11 AM

    Eagles won’t win ish this yr believe that

  34. nfldaddy says: Aug 11, 2011 1:19 AM

    xviixxiixxvi says: Aug 10, 2011 9:33 PM

    REDSKINS’ 2010 DIVISION GAMES:

    September 12 Dallas Cowboys W 13–7
    October 3 Philadelphia Eagles W 17–12
    November 15 Philadelphia Eagles L 28–59
    December 5 New York Giants L 7–31
    December 19 Dallas Cowboys L 30–33
    January 2 New York Giants L 14-17

    4/6 were one-possession games. If there’s one thing about the East every fan should know, it’s that it’s always a battle. It’s hard to believe, but west coast fans are worse than west coast teams.

    ————————————————-

    No one cares, really, especially the Niners fan. Your team BLOWS and everyone, including you, knows it.
    Possession games? A loss is a loss, nothing else matters. And your team are LOSERS!

  35. legendaryjedeye says: Aug 11, 2011 1:58 AM

    A yo str82dvd, you sound like the rest of these hypocrites bashing Vick for what he done in the past. Stop acting like you never did anything wrong. Acting like people can’t change. As for “sucking in his prime”, he’s in his prime. He threw for over 3,000 yds., rushed for over 600 yds., 21td passes and 9 rushing tds in only 12 games. Only Tom Brady beat him out for MVP. And by those idiotic remarks, I’m questioning whether you have a soul since your remarks were heartless and full of hatred.

  36. jacksaysfu says: Aug 11, 2011 4:46 AM

    @ooomorrisooo- Beautifully written !
    Anyone that says anything bad at the 2nd best QB in the league last year is PATHETIC! ! CRY HATERS CRY!!!

  37. seabreezes51 says: Aug 11, 2011 6:25 AM

    For d’Gints, the Rent was too damn high!

    And even if the Eagles ARE renting players for a run, they won’t be screwing any future by trading draft picks OR effin up the cap.

  38. rodericksilva says: Aug 11, 2011 8:40 AM

    Anyone who picks one team in he league and says they won’t win isn’t really saying much. My two year old can pick a team that probably won’t win the SB.

    We all know only one team wins every year.

    Pick the winner and you will impress us.

  39. paulyshore1 says: Aug 11, 2011 10:19 AM

    I cant wait until this season comes and all you people who consistantly seem to think that the Eagles are going to choke, when in reality you wish all these players would choose your team. Of course we think were going to win. #Nnamdi

  40. xviixxiixxvi says: Aug 11, 2011 11:42 AM

    nfldaddy says: Aug 11, 2011 1:19 AM

    No one cares, really, especially the Niners fan. Your team BLOWS and everyone, including you, knows it.
    Possession games? A loss is a loss, nothing else matters. And your team are LOSERS!

    ——————————————————

    The Niners fan was the one saying NFC East games were good, except Redskins games. I was just pointing out that most people would call a one-possession game a good game. You’re right that they lost four of them, but that wasn’t the point.

  41. zeussuperman says: Aug 11, 2011 3:29 PM

    hay1111 says: Aug 10, 2011 8:09 PM

    It’ll be poetic justice if Vick goes on IR early on and VY will be the one running the show for another Eagle choke job

    ——————————-

    Poetic justice for what?

    For you being a butthurt little baby, absolutely terrified of what a healthy Eagles team can do to your team?

    Yeah, I guess if that’s what “poetic justice” means, you’re right on the money.

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