New Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has taken to recruiting WR Steve Smith into sticking with the team despite the wide receiver's longtime disgruntlement. Disgruntlery? Disgruntedness. Steve Smith is disgruntled.
But if hearing validation from a 22-year-old is all it would take to keep Smith in Charlotte, then how disgruntled was he really to begin with?
Is Smith going to bounce back all fired up if the Panthers trade him? Sure, probably. Will he do the same to spite his many haters if Carolina hangs on to him? Yeah, I guess. Smith will find something to be mad about no matter what. Carolina's offseason thus far has so pleased me that I'll be on board with whatever they decide to do here, though.
Panthers fans are toasting Newton for urging Smith to stick around, as they probably should.