It’s time for Torrey Smith to step aside and let the youngsters play
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By Danny Jaillet

Torrey Smith’s skillset is similar to some of the players at his position.

Torrey Smith. There have been rumblings across Panthers Nation about him as he has been rather underwhelming to start the 2018 season. In four games, he has recorded seven catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. Even I thought he would record better numbers to this point.

Torrey Smith’s lack of production to this point was a hot-button topic on Friday’s edition of “Grill Bill.” Bill Voth acknowledged that people would rather see more of D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel. Quite frankly, I would too. They are younger and far greater vertical threats for Cam Newton to throw to. However as Voth explains, there is a reason for keeping Smith on the field. Voth used a quote from a piece posted earlier in the week on Panthers.com.

Listen, I get it, you’d rather see more of Moore, who’s played 96 offensive snaps compared to Smith’s 199. And Samuel could be the vertical threat the Panthers were looking for when they traded for Smith this offseason. All I can tell you is, despite totaling just seven catches for 67 yards and a score through four games, it doesn’t sound like there are plans to start cutting too far into Smith’s snaps anytime...



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