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Rivers on Steve Smith rumors: 'Bring him on'

Posted on: May 26, 2011 10:48 am
Edited on: May 26, 2011 10:54 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Steve Smith is considered done in Carolina. Even though he hasn't said he wants to be traded, and even though he's handling things with the Panthers in a classy way, everyone expects him to move on in 2011.

One of the rumored landing spots that Smith would prefer is in San Diego -- he's a California guy, the Chargers are good and he wouldn't be unwelcome.

"Bring him on," Bolts QB Philip Rivers said on Rome Is Burning Wednesday. "Hey, we've got a great deal of weapons here. I certainly appreciate each and every one of them. Any time you can add a guy of that caliber, I'm all for it."

The Chargers do have a pile of weapons, but as 2010 taught us, injuries and holdouts can quickly take a toll on the old depth chart.

Starting the year off with Vincent Jackson, Malcolm Floyd and Antonio Gates is ridiculous.

Ending the year with Legedu Naanee, Seyi Ajirotutu, and Randy McMichael is even more ridiculous.

Smith might be older at this stage of his career, but he's still got plenty of home-run pop. Plus, he's been working in a fairly constricted Panthers offense with lower-end quarterbacks his entire career.

If Norv Turner got a hold of his abilities and paired it with Rivers' arm and Jackson and Gates to keep opposing defenses at bay, it's possible Smith could post the best numbers of his career.

Which is probably why Rivers was smiling so much when talking about the rumors that have Smith heading out west.

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Comments

Since: Jun 7, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Rivers on Steve Smith rumors: 'Bring him on'

He's going to look soo good in silver n Black ; )



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: May 26, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Rivers on Steve Smith rumors: 'Bring him on'

How does Norv Turner still have a job?





tremendous oral.



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: May 26, 2011 1:13 pm
 

Rivers on Steve Smith rumors: 'Bring him on'

How does Norv Turner still have a job?



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: May 26, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Rivers on Steve Smith rumors: 'Bring him on'

Bring on a 2nd round pick & he is yours San Diego. If you don't want to spend a 2nd round pick you will probably need to wait until the end of the year.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2011 12:15 pm
 

Rivers on Steve Smith rumors: 'Bring him on'

He is going to the Raiders!



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