Anything above 2 million for one family over a lifetime, and the "providing for your family" statements
are such a crock of doody.
Loved the guy, but he made his own bed by being greedy, just like Cruz may end up doing it now.
Good chance it could have extended his career substantially. Giants take a long time to finally ditch
a hurt, but previously great player. He could of easily had several chances to come back from mulitple injuries.
Being a regular healthy scratch in St Louis spoke volumes as to his diminished capability. A shame.
Still, walking away at 28 with a Super Bowl ring, a decent amount of cash and an intact brain isn't too bad, I guess.
Last edited by Flip Empty; 05-30-2013 at 08:33 AM.
I love how a guy is labeled "greedy" for trying to get the most money he can during a very short career. Who exactly wouldn't try to do the same thing if they were in these players' shoes?
Obviously, Smith took a gamble and lost. Doesn't make him a bad guy or diminish in any way what he did as a Giant.
But there is no evidence to support the idea that he would be rich if he took the giants deal, nor is their evidence he would still be playing successfully had he stayed a giant