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Video: Tribute to the Career of Former New York Giants WR Steve Smith

June 9th, 2013 at 11:25 AM
By Dan Benton

After signing with the Philadelphia Eagles and failing to give the New York Giants a chance to match the offer, wide receiver Steve Smith was vilified by the Big Blue faithful. He was placed in a category that includes only one other current member: Tiki Barber. In other words, it's not a place you want to be. Still, Smith had an incredible, albeit brief, career with the Giants and was a major reason they were able to win Super Bowl XLII. As such, it seems only fair that his time in New York is celebrated.

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Watching this video, it's almost impossible to comprehend that Smith's career ended so quickly. He was exceptionally talented and poised to become a superstar. Alas, money and greed were quick to put an end to everything and Smith decided it was time to retire back in late May.

“I’ve been blessed to play the game that I love at the highest level for the past six years,” Smith said upon announcing his retirement. “I will always cherish my time with the New York Giants and our Super Bowl victory in 2007.”

Despite his early retirement, Smith remains the single-season franchise leader with 107 receptions (2009).

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Tags: Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles, Steve Smith, Tiki Barber

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7 Responses to “Video: Tribute to the Career of Former New York Giants WR Steve Smith”

  1.  jfunk says:

    Great route runner. Always one stutter step from being open.

    Used his hands really well too. Looks like Amani taught him the art of pushing off without getting called.

  2.  Jen Polashock says:

    This was NIIIIIIIIIIIICE. Shows, too, what having the trust of your quarterback can do for the scheme of things. IMO, Easy E is missing this one component on a regular seasonal basis…

  3.  buljos says:

    Smith brought us all a great deal of pride in Giants football during his too short time in Blue. Let’s acknowledge his considerable contributions without the sophomoric psychoanalysis of his business motivations (i.e., keep your “greedy” label), unless of course Steve confided in you that he’s excessively desirous of wealth above all else.

  4.  Krow says:

    SS was caught in a meatgrinder. After a terrible injury he desperately wanted… needed … to prove he could still play. Everything depended on it. And the Giants were giving him no indication that he’d see the field that year. Sometimes you’re forced to make impossible choices. Easy to criticize … if it’s not happening to you.

    I wish him the best … and have no animosity.

  5.  bluetick says:

    the catch and run for the first down in the last drive of that super bowl, is one of the most overshadowed plays in giant history imho. I wish Steve Smith nothing but the best!

  6.  Krow says:

    I’m happy he rip’d the Eagles for $2,000,000 too. Wish they paid him more.

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