After 13 years with the Panthers, Steve Smith has been cut by the team because who needs receivers? First of all, yes, Steve Smith is getting older, and probably doesn’t have as much in his tank as he used to. However, there’s no denying that he was an integral part of the Panthers, both from his on-field play and his contributions to the Panthers’ general identity of telling folks to ice up. So it’s not that surprising that a bunch of Panthers faithful have gathered outside Bank of America stadium to protest the team’s decision to cut the wide receiver, and also to show gratitude for his service to the team. The Land Of Misfit Awesome Football Players That I Like And Will Confuse Me When They Wear Another Team’s Jersey keeps getting larger.
UPDATE: Steve Smith promises blood and guts everywhere if he ends up playing the Panthers someday. Now this has to happen.
Now on WFNZ, Steve Smith on possibly playing vs #Panthers: “Put your goggles on cause there’s going to be blood and guts everywhere.”
— Bill Voth (@billvoth) March 13, 2014