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October 29, 2009

Smith ranks 4th in SI's NFL players poll seeking "most dangerous receiver"

Despite having caught no touchdown passes so far this season, Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith remains one of the most highly-respected players at the position by players around the NFL.


Smith was rated as the fourth most dangerous receiver in the league in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated, based on a poll of 296 players, which was completed before Week 2.


Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald (37%) led the poll, followed by New England’s Randy Moss (15%), Houston’s Andre Johnson (14%), Smith (10%) and Buffalo’s Terrell Owens (6%).


Players polled were not allowed to vote for teammates.


Owens, like Smith, is having a down year, so it would interesting to see how they’d fare if a more current poll were taken. However, both Smith and Owens have been hurt by less-than-stellar quarterback play on their teams.


-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on October 29, 2009 at 09:38 AM | Permalink


Maybey someone should tell the Panthers.

Posted by: Panther Fan | Oct 29, 2009 10:30:09 AM

Great comment Panther Fan!

Posted by: JB | Oct 29, 2009 10:39:13 AM

To Jake, remember Smitty this weekend. He's a force to be recconded with by other teams.

Posted by: Tina | Oct 29, 2009 10:49:53 AM

Don't worry....Smith's ranking will drop like a rock as long as Delhomme stays QB.

Posted by: Phil | Oct 29, 2009 10:58:43 AM

Great. Give more props to Smith which will lead to more prima donna behavior & whinning for the ball which will lead to Delhomme forcing passes to Smith to satisfy him which will result in more interceptions for the reigning leader in that category so far in the NFL.

Posted by: D.W.G. | Oct 29, 2009 11:10:33 AM

I don't think Owens and Smith are quite in the same both. Even though the Bills won (thanks to Mr. Bojangles), Owens dropped a LOT of passes. The commentators mentioned that drops have been a problem for him all season. Smith just hasn't been given many looks, although he was finally allowed to get involved against Buffalo.

Posted by: Newsinz | Oct 29, 2009 11:43:37 AM

less than stellar is an EXTREME understatement

Posted by: McKenna | Oct 29, 2009 11:56:02 AM

i dont think that u can put to in the same category with smith, because not only to has been droping passes but he is not the to that we use to see back in the day. for steve smith just take a good look at the Qb or the Cb and Safteys best friend he has the record for the most interceptions this season 13 in 7 weeks with one Bye thats pathetic. when our te's get the ball thrown to more than smith there is a problem. Please get jake out of charlotte and fox they suck they are taring out team apart. smith wont stay in carolina next yr with the talent that he has. john fox is a good defensive cordinator not a head coach im sorry. AND JAKE IF U READ THIS U SUCKKKKK

Posted by: Arianit | Oct 29, 2009 12:09:21 PM

For the last few seasons people have been saying we need to get out tight ends involved to take the pressure off Smith. Unfortunately they are now involved and Smith isn't. Part of that might be that the tight ends are bigger targets. Looking at Jake's accuracy this season, those big targets are the only ones he can hit.

Posted by: Ashe | Oct 29, 2009 12:37:24 PM

Is there a link?

Posted by: ClayB25 | Oct 29, 2009 1:19:21 PM

And Fox ranks first in "Dumb enough to be dangerous as a coach in the NFL" categoy.

Posted by: Elrod | Oct 29, 2009 3:38:45 PM

When they said most dangerous, they must have meant to their own teams with their OFF THE FIELD COMMENTS. Except for maybe Fitzgerald, of course.

Posted by: SYRPIS | Oct 30, 2009 2:07:19 AM

"As far as his own improved play the past three games, Peppers said he's merely gotten more acquainted with the team's new defense under new coordinator Ron Meeks..."

...Do ya think so, Poops!? LOL Maybe next offseason, you and Jake can switch training rements. Maybe he can be absent from camp and rip the organizaion while "training" in Arizona, and you can go to Louisiana to shovel some shite, to help you get back to Earth. WHAT A JOKE!

Posted by: SYRPIS | October 30, 2009 at 02:15 AM

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