Steve Smith doesn’t like Dave Gettleman
Now that we’re two days into the NFL’s free agency negotiating period with free agency officially starting tomorrow, the wide receiver market has been very cold. I would say that the biggest wide receivers to sign are Corey Davis and Nelson Agholor so far.
The top wide out in this year’s class of receivers is no doubt Kenny Golladay and for some reason he’s still on the market and I haven’t heard his named being linked with any teams. If anything, all we know is that teams don’t want to pay him big money.
Former Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith was on the NFL Network and has a reason as to why the New York Giants haven’t signed Golladay or any other big name receivers.
They don’t want an alpha. They can’t take Juju (Smith-Schuster) because he plays in the slot and that’s where (Sterling) Shepard plays. They already have a tight end. So what they want are robots who aren’t going to make a stink, who are gonna fall in place, which will end up stunting the growth of your franchise quarterback because you either want a robot or 6-foot-2, 215 or above wide receiver. You don’t want a playmaker. You want cheap. You want people that aren’t gonna make a stink in the locker room. And that means you want to be (he then paused, made a loud inhale/sniffing sound) average.
Michael Irvin then gave his opinion and said that Golladay would be a good fit for the Giants. Smith then fired back.
That general manager knows exactly what he wants. He wants to be able to sit in front of everybody and say ‘look what I did.’ If he brings in an alpha, the alpha gets all the attention and not him. That’s what ran him out of Carolina, and that’s what has them very pedestrian in New York right now where they’re shopping for value when they got $180 million. But what are they gonna do? They’re gonna get a guy (Ross) who wasn’t very good, who had 12 or 13 healthy scratches, and they gonna make him something now. Not gonna happen bro! I’m telling you. From here, sitting at the house with a suit and some sweatpants on, it’s easy to pick these dudes apart.
I think it’s obvious that Smith doesn’t like Giants’ general manager Dave Gettleman after he released Smith a year after becoming the Panthers GM.
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