After 13 years I am finally allowed to say it. I fucking love Steve Smith. I have held my tongue for over a decade. As far as I can remember Steve Smith has made a living beating Saints defensive backs like a dead horse. I am finally free of the biannual beat down and able to express what I truly feel in my heart. The Saints were rumored to be interested in Smith over this past offseason and I am not going to lie, I instantly went from 6 to midnight.
I don't know how people can hate Steve Smith. False. I take that back. The reason people hate Steve Smith is the same reason I love him. He talks that shit, and he most definitely walks that shit. Rough around the edges? Sure. Winning any popularity contests? Fuck and no. However, he is a 5'9 wide receiver that physically dominates his opposition. Stiff arms, fights, wrestling matches, you name it. He won't back down from anyone on the field, and he won't shut up off of it.
I've heard people say that "good players talk about how good they are, great players don't have to". Something along those lines. Well that is clearly not true. Example #1: Steve Smith. Smith isn't afraid to tell people how great he is, he isn't afraid to tell people how good they aren't, and he wasn't afraid to let the Panthers know that they should be afraid. Sure he had a semi-lucky catch and run on a long touchdown Sunday. You got to be lucky to be good. Regardless, the 35 year old torched his former team to the tune of 140 yards and 2 touchdowns.
While he may not always, or ever, be a true professional. He is a true competitor. A little ball of hate with the testosterone levels of a raging bull. He's not afraid to run his mouth or hit you in the mouth, and has the willingness to beat you and beat you down.
It almost feels wrong doing all this talking for Steve Smith Sr. The right way to do it is to let him tell you, and show you, himself. Enjoy…..
I don't even know how the Panthers cut him after all these plays. Didn't need a psychic to predict he was going to go off when he faced his former team. The last thing this man needs is more motivation. Tough as nails and spent an entire career trying to prove himself. Let's get to the good stuff. Panthers fans, close your eyes….
Damn Carolina. Worked by your 35 year old ex stud wideout. Good call on letting him go. Hit em' with the mic drop….