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Chris Harris likes idea of Steve Smith to Bears

Posted on: July 22, 2011 11:44 pm
Edited on: July 23, 2011 12:08 am
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

During the lockout and in lieu of free agency talk, we have spent much of our time debating whether Panthers WR Steve Smith will stay in Carolina or whether he’ll get the opportunity to bolt from the 2011 NFC South's future basement dweller.

Smith's Saga in Charlotte
He apparently wants to play for the Chargers or Ravens, but there’s little chance he’s going anywhere unless the Panthers get some kind of value for him from another team. (A third-round pick might just be the ticket.)

That said, Bears S Chris Harris has what he thinks is a pretty good idea -- Smith should just play in Chicago.

“If the opportunity is there, why not?” Harris said on WMVP-AM 1000, via the Chicago Tribune. “You can never have enough big-time playmakers on your team.”

Harris and Smith are former Panthers teammates, and they’ve also been workout partners this offseason. Although Smith is 32 years old and coming off one of the worst years in his career, Harris says Smith -- who most likely would rather play with Bears QB Jay Cutler than some combination of Cam Newton and Jimmy Clausen -- looks as good as ever in workouts.

"He is an excellent guy,” Harris said. “He's a guy who wants to win at all costs. He's a competitor. He's one of those scrappy kind of players you love to have on your team."

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Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2011 7:08 pm

Chris Harris likes idea of Steve Smith to Bears

I still think that Steve Smith has game and if he finally hooked up with a quality QB, we would see numbers from him similar to some of the great numbers he's put up in the past. If the Bears could get Smith for only a third round pick, they need to do that deal yesterday! I don't see the Ravens pulling the trigger on a deal for Smith but stranger things have happened. But I could see him go to the Chargers and really watch him take their passing game to a level similar to the Fouts/Jefferson/Joiner/Winslow era.

Since: Jul 18, 2010
Posted on: July 23, 2011 12:23 pm

Chris Harris likes idea of Steve Smith to Bears

Steve Smith will be the best WR in the building no matter if he lands in San Diego, Baltimore, Chicago or if he stays in Carolina.  Even though he is 32 years old and small in stature he still runs a 4.4 forty and is a very physical player.  You can blame his numbers drop on a losing atmosphere and crappy QB play which won't be an issue with any of the above potential suitors.  His biggest nightmare would be to get stuck in Carolina again.  They may not win 1 game this year!!  The guy is well worth a 3rd round pick.

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2011 11:17 am

Chris Harris likes idea of Steve Smith to Bears

The chances he is going to be a Raven are slim to none. We have enough "older" wide outs on this team. I think Steve Smith is/was a great wide out, but he is beyond those years IMO and the Ravens don't need another veteran.

Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2011 9:24 am

Chris Harris likes idea of Steve Smith to Bears

I would actually like to see Steve Smith in training camp with Jay Cutler and see what Steve Smith might due to him. Couple years ago Ken Lucas faired pretty good yikes! At any rate, they wouldn't have any size at wideoout, but they would have Hester and Smith on the outside with Knox in the slot as the fastest WR's in the league to go along with Olsen at TE and Forte out of the backfield. That would actually fit Martz's scheme good since he likes the little wideouts from the Fastest Show on Turf with Bruce, Holt and Az Hakim.

As a Bears fan, can't hurt any unless they trade the farm, but signing any wideout at this point is all I'm looking for...

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