Fox sports. Top 10 overpaid players. Antonio smith??

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  1. TexansBlood

    TexansBlood The CUSH!

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    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/lists/Top-10-overpaid-NFL-players-2010?GT1=39002#sport=NFL&photo=11252750


    He could have had better stats last season but this year with Brian Cushing suspension he will need to step up his game and will be a huge key to us winning the first couple of games with out Cushings.
     
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    He started slow (as did the entire defense), but he earned his keep. His numbers didn't reflect his play, and, if anything, Mario fell into sacks because of Smith, and not vice versa.

    This is merely an instance of a writer looking at a stat line and saying, "hey 4.5 sacks isn't worth $35M, must be a bust."
     
  3. JB

    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    Exactly! Lots of tools out there making judgements without knowledge just to fill up some space and do some self promotion.
     
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    Comment looks like Smith was paid $15.5 million for one year and that is wrong. However, I do agree that Smith was an initial disappointment. I believe he had a run in with his coach and finally got that straightened out. He really needs to begin the season much better than he did a year ago.
     
  5. Brisco_County

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    More lazy national sports media coverage of the Texans. They're really not interested enough in this team to do much research.

    In this case, he doesn't consider how much of an upgrade Smith was over what we had, what was available in free agency at the time, the lack of interior line pressure, and how much pressure Smith put on O-lines and QB's regardless of sack numbers (which is classically undervalued due to lack of quantification).

    Smith did satisfactory last season, though I expect more this season. But my opinion's qualified since I actually watch the games.
     
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    Geez, I thought he was pretty much a badass for most of the year. Sure he disappeared once or twice but who didn't besides Cushing?

    Yeah, I'd like to see him blow up and grab 8 sacks and 3 fumbles and a pick and 16 defensive touchdowns and MVP of the league and publicly give half his salary back to Mr McNair but I live down here in the real world, where we REALLY watch OUR football.

    I don't know shit about the Buffalo Bills. That's why I don't talk about them. I suppose if you paid me though, I would probably drivel on about how much they suck and pick apart the easiest possible statistics to pick apart.
     
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    A second full season on the team should help him a lot.
     
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  9. awtysst

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    Wasn't haynesworth a FA signing the same here Smith was? If so, wouldn't HE be the worst FA signing since he signed for a ton more AND is ranked #1 on this list?

    poor writing and logic used in the article.
     
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    Goldensilence hipster elite

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    Statistically disappointing? Yes. On the field? Not so much.
     
  11. El Tejano

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    Let people think he's not earning his pay. It'll be a nice suprise.
     
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    Overall, I would say Smith earned his keep.

    But I would rather see consistency rather than feast/famine.

    The most consistent D-lineman for the whole year was Mario.

    Smith did well consistently late in the season.
     
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    Hopefully that means he picks up where he left off.
     
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    Anybody that can get 4.5 sacks with the bums we have at DT is not overpaid!
     
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    I am a fan of Smith's game. He didn't show up on the stat sheet like you'd want for his pay grade but he brought an attitude/versatility to the DL that we have not had before. He's also got a high motor, which Kollar loves.

    Only thing is he needs to control his aggression a bit better and stop hurting the team with personal foul penalties.
     
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    Smith has been worth it, especially after having been with Weaver for those years. If he's not getting sacks, he's getting a lot of pressure on the QB. He also brings a nasty attitude to our D, something we needed more of up front. It's money well spent.
     
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    That's for dadgum sure! I used to cringe watching him play. He seemed like a great guy, but never had that attitude it really takes to play on the Dline.

    BTW, welcome to the board.
     
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    Thanks. I'm excited to be here.
     
  19. johndoe

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    I really liked AS. Seemed to me he was getting a lot of unnecessary roughness penalties late in the year...other than that I was fine with him.
     
  20. Maddict5

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    who cares. lots of national folks still think dunta was/is a good/great cb. anyone who halfway knows they're looking at could see he was so much better than his stats show
     

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