When Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is finished playing football, he might have a future in marketing.
Because the veteran wideout had a perfect idea to promote Monday’s game between the 2-8 Panthers and 3-7 Eagles.
“Oh, it’s real exciting,” Smith said, sarcastically, via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. “You’ve got the battle of the bads, I guess.
“They’ve got a lot of things going on, just as we do. But all that goes out of the window. You get to be on center stage in front of friends, families. It’s always exciting to be the only show playing.”
Yeah, or something like that.
With both coaching staffs likely playing out the string, and no Michael Vick, there aren’t many of what you’d call enticing storylines for the national audience.
But Smith could at least see the lighter side, joking that if the Panthers played well “so they’ll have that jail filled up in the bottom [Lincoln Financial Field].”
Asked if the Panthers were hungry for a win, he replied appropriately for the Thanksgiving holiday.
“How about malnutrition? Well beyond [hunger],” Smith said. “Searching through the trash, looking for any scraps. I think we’re there.”
So are the people who tune in Monday.