Best Of Steve Smith: “That Game Allowed Us To Learn Something About Ourselves, Learn Something About Ourselves As Individuals”

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As he does every Monday, Panthers WR Steve Smith joined Taylor Zarzour and Marc James on “The Drive” to talk about the Panther’s game the day before. For the 5th Monday in a row Smitty got to entertain questions and comments after a Panthers win. Check out what the All-Pro WR had to say about the Panthers big win over the San Francisco 49ers:

Smitty opened up the interview and just gave us his feelings about how that win over San Francisco felt: “It felt great…when I finally got up this morning after getting in at 3am, the sweet tea was sweeter, the birds were chirping a little bit louder, everything just feels better, and even Marc seems a little bit cuter.”

The 5-time Pro Bowl WR talked about what winning that game on Sunday meant to him and the team: “I think that was a signature win because you have to look at how we started the season; When we thought the season was over because of the lack of producing a W, which was the most important thing in Charlotte to our fans, and we didn’t produce a win vs. Seattle…That game(San Francisco) allowed us to learn something about ourselves, learn something about ourselves as individuals.”

The Panthers’ offense only scored 10 points on Sunday, despite the win, and 89 was asked what he would take away from the offense’s performance: “When you talk about what the offense did or not do, the fact of the matter is, you are missing the point about how good the San Francisco 49ers defense is…..They did a good job. Patrick Willis, who had missed 4 games with a broken hand, had fresh legs…Primetime games against big-time defenses, you are going to get some stalemates.”

Drafted in 2001, Steve Smith has spent every year of his NFL career with the Panthers , and he reflected on how he felt the last couple years compared to how this year is going: “Two years ago sitting on that grass(stretching at practice), grinding it out and being like ‘Uhh 6 more games and then we’re done’, and then last year, you know(it was like) ‘Uhh hopefully 4 or 5 games and then we’re done’. Now standing up here right now, just sitting there(at practice), I’m like ‘Man, we have a chance that is out of this world’, and it just feels great, I haven’t had this feeling in a long time.”

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