02 Aug 2008
Note to all NFL players: Do not try to punch out a teammate on the practice field. After busting up cornerback Ken Lucas earlier this week, Smith was suspended by the Panthers for the first two games of the regular season. He'll miss the opener at San Diego, where Carolina will be underdogs with or without him, but he'll also miss the home opener against Chicago, and that could turn a win into a loss.
37 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2008, 7:32pm by Criag
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?