Earlier in the offseason, like around March I’d say; Smith stated he knew that he wouldn’t be the number one receiver in Carolina forever, and he was accepting of that. It’s reality. We don’t want a Terrell Owens on our hands, nor do we want a Brett Favre-type in Smith; he wants to go out with class. One day — some year — when Smitty decides to hang his cleats up, it will be for good. Good grief, we will miss Steve Smith, both on and off the field. But every players’ career has a sunset at some point, before the darkness of forever engulfs it completely.
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