since68andcounting Posted December 28, 2011 Share Posted December 28, 2011 This is a serious question, not a joke. Smitty is known as a fiery competitor. We saw him defend our own sideline once, many times we've seen him red faced going after the refs, or even our own players (who certainly deserved it last night). His first year I saw him through binocs dressing down Brent Grimes ferociously for lining up offside on a crucial 3rd down. Grimes rode the pine the rest of the season.We saw none of this last night. In fact, we've seen a curiously "level", almost emotionless Smitty the last few weeks. I was jumping out of my seat last night when the ref picked up that flag on what should have been a safety. But from the Falcon bench....nothing.I mentioned this to my wife and she brought up the very perceptive observation that Smitty could be heavily medicated due to his recent heart pain "scare". The Falcons have been curiously mum on that subject. And we all know what these meds can do. You give someone enough Zanex and they could walk into a war zone like it's their own living room.Is it possible Smitty refused a necessary surgery until post-season because of the down time and disruption? But as a precaution the doctor insisted on meds to prevent elevated mood swings? This is all speculative, but it makes logical sense. This is NOT the Smitty I recall watching the last 3 years. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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