Truth & Rumors > NFL

Pats target Smith after Ochocinco 'lost his nerve'?

Views
13578
Comments
70

08:01 AM ET 03.10 | Among the Patriots needs is a wide receiver who can stretch the field. One guy the Patriots should explore is the Panthers' Steve Smith. He turns 32 in May and has two years left on his contract. He's got nobody to throw to him in Carolina and his numbers reflect that (46 catches for 554 yards last year). He is the same as a Corey Dillon or Randy Moss -- very talented, very competitive and combustible. New England would be Eden for him for a year or two. A third-round pick could get it done on draft day. More than Chad Ochocinco, who -- a well-informed source recently told me ... has lost his nerve and work ethic.

CSNNE.com

Steve Smith, Getty Images Steve Smith, Getty Images
Comment #1 has been removed
March 10, 2011  08:06 AM ET

He's to concerned with his TV show.

March 10, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Smith hasn't had anyone throw to him in years. But can Smith stay on the field for a change?

March 10, 2011  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

... But can Smith stay on the field for a change?

If he can, then Tom has a legitimate weapon.

Comment #6 has been removed
March 10, 2011  08:20 AM ET

^^^^You know, I would really like to see what a size 24 Air Jordan looks like?

March 10, 2011  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Smith hasn't had anyone throw to him in years. But can Smith stay on the field for a change?

Brady will help him stay lol
Another hoodie moment :-)

March 10, 2011  08:22 AM ET

Can they do draft-day trades without a CBA in place?

Look Mister-Stupid-Commissioner, the extension expires tomorrow, but there's a real deadline of draft day. If teams can't make trades, it really f's up the whole system.

March 10, 2011  08:31 AM ET

They said Smith has no one to throw to him in Carolina, who do they think is going to throw to him in Cinncinati?

March 10, 2011  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Another hoodie moment :-)

The Hoodie will have lots of moments come the draft.

March 10, 2011  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

They said Smith has no one to throw to him in Carolina, who do they think is going to throw to him in Cinncinati?

no...the Pats man.

March 10, 2011  08:35 AM ET

Ohco is such a moron. He needs to think about football.

March 10, 2011  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE:

Oh... Shiiiiiit....<Grabs more coffee>

better make it a double....haha. but really, too many Bungles stories of late.

March 10, 2011  08:47 AM ET

Smith should come to the Colts. We can dump Gonzalez and Garcon to make room.

March 10, 2011  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Ochocinco should dump his fiance.

But Ocho and TO are teammates!

March 10, 2011  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

But Ocho and TO are teammates!

LOL!

March 10, 2011  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

But Ocho and TO are teammates!

Very NICE!

March 10, 2011  09:00 AM ET

Ocho has a man crush on Bill Belichick- I don't think it is returned. His antics would not be very welcome in NE.
Hopefully he doesn't go to NYJ so we have to hear more hype

Steve Smith on the otherhand I don't want to give up too much for him-maybe a third and fifth- I like the idea of just building up through the draft and getting the young mixed with the veterans every year.

March 10, 2011  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

better make it a double....haha. but really, too many Bungles stories of late.

Word!!

 
March 10, 2011  09:16 AM ET

this could work.

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
    Views
    2200
    Comments
    230
  2. 2
    Smush Parker allegedly punches high schooler
    Views
    1732
    Comments
    139
  3. 3
    Joel Quenneville's Midnight Hawk favored to win Illinois Derby
    Views
    424
    Comments
    88
  4. 4
    Quarterback freefalling down draft boards
    Views
    6370
    Comments
    87
  5. 5
    Oklahoma State pays Peyton Manning $105K for speech
    Views
    610
    Comments
    25

SI.com

SI Photos