There are some things you don't ask the loquacious Steve Smith after his team just lost a hard-fought home playoff game.
One reporter inquired if he'll be rooting for the Seahawks -- not the 49ers -- in next week's NFC Championship game, and ... yeah, it didn't go over so well.
"You really want me to thump you upside the head? That was the dumbest question, and that's the second dumbest question you've asked," Smith said, via NFL.com. "I only cheer for one team. Actually, two teams. My team and my kid's team. Other than that I can give a bleep."
Foot meet mouth. All that's missing was an "ice up, son!"
In more serious matters, the Panthers' veteran receiver, who finished with four catches for 74 yards and a touchdown, addressed his playing time. Smith lit it up in the first half, but went the way of Casper in the second half, hampered by a knee injury.
“They went man coverage in the first half, didn’t work out too well, so they adjusted,” Smith said. “A little help o...