Panthers WR Steve Smith status vs. Chicago unclear

Very iffy: Steve Smith will more than likely be a “no-go” for Bears next Sunday.

Time for the rookies to pair up and play with the rookie starting QB.  David Gettis will get the starting nod along with fellow first-year wideout Brandon LaFell if Smith can’t play -somewhere Jimmy Clausen must be thrilled upon hearing this news.  At 0-4, the team is already struggling enough as it is, now Clausen is without his best weapon to throw to.

Steve Smith: “I’m not a doctor, but if I can’t walk without a boot, “I feel like a trillion dollars … I feel like a money order, that’s what I feel like. Go next week? I’m just trying to walk to the bus.”

Smith even repeated on Monday he wasn’t feeling like he was progressing.

“Just trying to walk,” he said.

Even further more when asked if it was serious: I can’t walk. That’s pretty serious. It hurts to walk.”

Still up in the air?  John Fox hasn’t ruled him out just yet.  He’s “day-to-day” according to him -go figure.  Not admitting the obvious, a sign that your offense is in trouble; but it already is, ranking last in the NFL at 11.5 points a contest.  I wonder why he’s on the hot seat.  Now you know why the team is still winless -the coach can’t tell the truth, he’s beating around the old bush.

Looks like the road is getting tougher, if it wasn’t already for a team starting the rookie QB.  Oh yeah, don’t forget they are playing the formidable Bears defense too.  Mercy, uncle?  Time to let the run game take over.  DeAngelo and Jonathan will be up for the task.

Here’s DeAngelo Williams on the situation at hand:

“I mean, it’s tough sledding, now,” running back DeAngelo Williams said. “Whoever’s up next, I’m sure they’re going to step in and do just as well as Smitty. We’re trying to win a football game.

“Whether it’s 89, 88, 80, 81, 83, 82, whoever they put out there they’re going to put their best product out there on the field.”

Sounds to me like this offense is in disarray.  Once again, stating the obvious -maybe I can coach the Panthers.

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