May 11, 2006

Jimmy is out: Jimmy Smith retires, stating, "If I can't give it my all to this organization and the fans, I'm just not going to do that".

posted by igottheblues to football at 04:54 PM - 7 comments

Godsped, Mr. Smith.

posted by Dan121377 at 05:34 PM on May 11, 2006

I'm not even a Jags fan, and Im a little sad to see this guy go. I think they'll be fine on offense (at WR anyways) even though he's gone. Still, its sad to see this guys career to end.

posted by redsoxrgay at 06:34 PM on May 11, 2006

Dude, what a tough loss for Jacksonville. Looks like its time for those young WRs to step up and make some plays next year (can you hear me Reggie Williams)

posted by chemwizBsquared at 10:43 PM on May 11, 2006

Jimmy Smith was a great player and a class act

posted by BARROIDS at 12:31 AM on May 12, 2006

Leaving at the top instead of after limping through an embarassing year or two. Good for him. That takes some serious courage.

posted by Joey Michaels at 04:34 AM on May 12, 2006

Smith's not a huge loss any more, though he was the receiving leader again last year and notched a few wins with big catches. The Jags have been stocking up on targets for Byron Leftwich, and I expect that receivers like Ernest Wiliford and Reggie Williams will benefit from the extra throws. He's a huge loss for the franchise, though -- the last original player and a great presence on the team, aside from a year where a drug problem came to light. It's a cliche, but Smith's playing in small-market Jacksonville has obscured what a world-class receiver he's been. As a Jags fan since I moved here in 1997, I've been hoping Smith would keep coming back until his legs fell off.

posted by rcade at 05:24 AM on May 12, 2006

Jimmy was a class act and he was extremely underrated. I would have gone to because Jacksonville isn't going anywhere right now.

posted by Clevelander32 at 05:51 PM on May 12, 2006

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