Smith in a tough spot

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Courts have ruled that the √Ďational Football League can suspend New Orleans Saits defensive end Will Smith, which they have opted not to until the Starcaps case is resolved.

That puts Smith in a tough spot where nobody would want to be in.

“It’s a thorn in your foot,” Smith recently told Alex Marvez and Jim Miller of Sirius NFL Radio, via Pro Football Talk. “It’s just always there and everybody keeps talking about it. At the endof the day, we feel like we didn’t do anything wrong because it wasn’t like we were using steroids. We’re like, ‘We know we made a mistake by taking something on the banned substance list.’ We want to try and resolve it the best way we can and move forward. We don’t want it to stain our careers that any time we talk about those guys that everybody refers to the StarCaps.”

Smith may be able to look at the situation posititvely, but essentially what Smith admits is that it is a distraction, which affects his performance.

In the end, for Smith its damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

Schobel is a different cat

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WGR’s Joe Buscagalia penned a nice article on how he and probably many others feel about the situation with defensive lineman Aaron Schobel.

However, what people need to remember Schobel is a different cat compared to most National Football League players.

A good example of his attitude is when he wanted his contract redone.

Instead of griping within the media about wanting a new contract Schobel made his thought only known to the Bills front office and attended all organized team activities while negotiations were on going.

So, with Schobel’s recent comments that it is up to the Bills to decide I wouldn’t doubt that Schobel has quietly be known to the Bills to trade him or he will retire.

Also, Schobel very rarely has talked to the media.

In the end, unusal is just the way Schobel is.