During yesterday's St. Louis-Carolina matchup, Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins livened up an otherwise painful game by broaching smack talk's big no-no—the wife and kids—to Steve Smith. Smith was livid in the locker room afterward. "When you try to take it personal like that, I don't have any great humbling things to say," he told a crowd of reporters. "So he can take his ass back to St. Louis and watch the fucking film because I don't play them games. And if I see him in the streets I'm going to punch him in his fucking mouth."
Here's what makes Smith such a rarity in the NFL world, and why he'd be everyone's favorite player if more people gave a damn about the Panthers: He's the one hothead wide receiver who actually backs up his shit. Smith burned Jenkins for a touchdown and pointed right at the DB, following it up with a lengthy—even by Smith's standards—touchdown dance (and subsequent taunting penalty). It was the 800th catch of his career. "He's just another notch on the bedpost," Smith said. "That's 800. He ain't no different."
Jenkins later tried to backtrack on Twitter.
But is it really a checkmate when A. You're lying on the ground to watch the TD and B. Smith drops this verbal deuce on you?
"When you embarrass people you rub it in their face," Smith said. "When your dog pisses on the carpet, you rub it in his face."
[H/T: CBS Sports]