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Steve Smith knows the Panthers can’t wait

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Steve Smith’s biological clock, like the time clocks of many with the Panthers, is ticking.

After watching his team torpedo seasons with twin 2-8 starts under Ron Rivera, Smith knows his team doesn’t have time for a similar beginning.

“I’m more at the point now where if I was a female and 35, I’m looking to get pregnant and married tomorrow,” Smith said, via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. “So sense of urgency is an understatement.”

Smith’s gone from an angry and impulsive kid to the old man on the Panthers roster, and he’s gained a certain wisdom (which can be colorfully expressed) along the way.

But he knows that if the Panthers don’t do something differently this year, many things are going to change.

“Slow starts will get you fired, cut and [bring] change real quick for everyone,” Smith said.

The Panthers have a decent base of talent, and young leaders in Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly. But if they’re slow out of the gates this year, they might not all make it to the end of the season, and the offseason overhaul by the new General Manager (Dave Gettleman) who didn’t hire this coach or pick most of these players figures to be extreme.

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10 Responses to “Steve Smith knows the Panthers can’t wait”
  1. coloradofort says: Jul 26, 2013 8:15 AM

    The Panthers have been clueless on how to bring in WR talent to aid Smith for years.

  2. cshearing says: Jul 26, 2013 8:17 AM

    Love the line, and have always enjoyed Steve Smith both on and off the field. I’ll be pulling for the Panthers to do well this year. Other than on Nov. 24th, when they play the Dolphins, of course.

  3. vexey says: Jul 26, 2013 8:19 AM

    The man’s got a way with words eh

  4. aaroncurryisbust says: Jul 26, 2013 8:42 AM

    Crazy how Steve Smith is still steadily chugging along after all these years. I remember when he won the receiving triple crown in 2007, ish was cray.

  5. feelnsavage says: Jul 26, 2013 8:45 AM

    You know what headline I been waiting for as a Panther fan??… ” Jimmy Clausen released!!!!”

  6. ironhead3000 says: Jul 26, 2013 8:50 AM

    (Pause) That 3rd paragraph doesn’t sound right bruh. I get your point Steve, but those are words you’d should want back.

  7. papacrick says: Jul 26, 2013 9:17 AM

    Make sure you at least get engaged before impregnating yourself

  8. blacknole08 says: Jul 26, 2013 9:19 AM

    I cant wait to see my team in action. No more excuses. This is our year to show the league that we are ready to become a perennial playoff team.

    If we can just win close games and start of our season strong we could win 10 games this year.

  9. sportsmeccabi says: Jul 26, 2013 9:40 AM

    I’m just throwing this out there, the last time Carolina had a good season, Steve Smith punched a teammate.

  10. jgedgar70 says: Jul 29, 2013 12:38 PM

    coloradofort says:
    Jul 26, 2013 8:15 AM
    The Panthers have been clueless on how to bring in WR talent to aid Smith for years.
    _____
    True, but remember we had a newspaper reporter for a GM for 9 years. We have a real GM now, and if this year’s crop of WR candidates wash out, he’ll go find someone who won’t.

    As for Smith, he does have a flair for draatice analogies, doesn’t he?

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