When will Shaun Smith shut up?

OneManCrimeWaveContributor IAugust 24, 2009

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 14:  Shaun Smith #91 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after a play during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 14, 2008 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Steelers defeated the Browns 10-6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Profootballtalk.com via WKNR, via the Akron Beacon-Journal is reporting that Shaun Smith verbally bombarded Cleveland GM George Kokinis after the Lions-Browns preseason game. Apparently, Smith is still extremely bitter about his release from the Browns.

I don't know where Shaun Smith gets his bravado from. Quite honestly I don't think his mother or even God knows either. Lets take a look at his stellar playing career.

In 2003, he was signed as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina by the Cowboys. In 2004, he was waived from the Cowboys practice squad. A month later ,the Cardinals claimed him off waivers. 

In the following two months, he was claimed by two teams, lastly the Bengals, where he started five games in 2004 and 2005.

He also went public about a very private altercation at half time of the Bengals lone playoff appearance of the last 19 years.

The next off-season, he was signed by the Browns as a restricted free agent, and started 19 games in two seasons. He also punched Brady Quinn in the face after a weight room argument resulting in a one game suspension. Maybe Quinn didn't want to share his EAS.

Earlier this month, the Browns cut Smith loose. Three days later, he signed a contract with the Lions.

So what exactly has Shaun Smith proven as a five-year veteran of the NFL?

That he can only land a job with mediocre or god-awful franchises; and while with those franchises, he manages to piss off the coaching staff, management and players. He has also only provided average play or waiver wire-worthy depth.

As his transaction record proves, Smith is a lot like a sticky booger that gets flicked away after numerous annoyances.

Put simply, Smith has not proven enough to say a word about anyone in the league other than the towel boy and maybe Eric Ghiaciuc. Chad needs to send another care package of Pepto, but this time to Smith. Hopefully that would remedy his awful case of oral diarrhea.

Props to John for this video. It gives new meaning to "splitting the uprights".