Steve Smith Recaps the Panthers Week 1 Loss, Previews Week 2 Matchup Against Tampa


The member of the Panthers Hall of Honor as well as NFL Network Analyst joined Kyle Bailey on the Clubhouse to give his thoughts on the Panthers loss to the Raiders, and if Tom Brady and the Buccaneers will come out playing better against Carolina then they did against New Orleans last week.

Steve started the interview by recapping the Panthers loss to the Raiders and what improvements the Panthers can make from week 1 to week 2 as he told Kyle:

"It's really hard to say because this was the first game for everyone. It was essentially a preseason game. We have talked building up to this wanting to see how the coaching staff gels together because this is the first game that many have coached in the NFL, and we saw them make mental errors, but so did some of the best coaches in the league made mental errors this past weekend."

When it came to the Panthers opponent this weekend in the Bucs Steve said that the errors that they made against New Orleans were not something to panic over, and Steve's expectations for Carolina this weekend is to show progress on both sides of the ball.

Kyle also wanted to know if he is a believer in the Steelers after their performance on Monday Night against the Steelers as Steve said you have to go on a week-by-week basis with these teams because of the current situation.