Former Kansas City Chiefs fan favorite Shaun Smith has been released by the Tennessee Titans.
Smith left the Chiefs in free agency last season after making a big impression on Chiefs Nation while on a one-year contract in 2010. Smith is perhaps best known for “allegedly” grabbing the crotches of various opponents.
A couple of weeks ago, Chiefs DE Shaun Smith was fined 10K for his…er…extra curricular activities on the field during a game against the 49ers. From AA, 2010:
Smith was accused 2 weeks in a row of grabbing another players genitals. This lead to a rash of great puns and jokes. Smith also was given a couple of great nicknames the best of which were “The Nutcracker” and “The Genital Giant.”
After the 49ers game, a video emerged that appeared to show Shaun Smith fall near Anthony Davis’ “crotchal region.” Davis then suddenly straightened up a little bit, briefly reached toward his “crotchal region” and then sucker-punched Smith as he fell to the ground. Davis claimed he was retaliating because Smith had tried to grab his family jewels.
Smith was then fined ten thousand dollars by the league for “inappropriately touching” another player.
Around here, we just referred to Smith as “Perv.”
Anyway, that is all in the past. Smith was also considered by most KC fans to have done a great job splitting time between DE and DT in Romeo Crennel’s 3-4 defense. Most fans wanted Smith to be re-signed however he went to the Titans instead on a three-year deal. Smith played in Tennessee’s 4-3 defense last season and had a sub-par year.
Now, he’s back on the market and Chiefs fans have taken to Twitter encouraging Smith, who interacted quite a bit with fans on social media when in KC, to return to the Kansas City.
Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel was asked about Smith earlier today.
“Shaun is my man,” Crennel said. “Shaun would love to be here, I’m sure, but we’ve got some guys on the team right now that they’ve worked pretty good and we feel decent about them, and then we’ll have to kind of look at it and see.
“I have not talked to Shaun yet, but Shaun might give me a call here shortly, but Shaun is a good guy and I like Shaun a lot. I’ve had him on two different teams, so we’ll see how that plays out as well.”
I doubt the Chiefs will bring Smith back. They are pretty set at both DE and DT these days. Smith is 31 and the Chiefs have younger players in Poe, Powe, Toribio, Bailey, Jackson and Dorsey. There just doesn’t seem to be much room for Smith at DE or DT.
Still, you never know.
What do you think, Addicts? Do you want Perv to come back or would you rather keep the defensive lineman the Chiefs already have?