The Panthers got back to what they're supposed to do best Sunday in their 28-21 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. They're again running the ball effectively.
But is that coming at the expense of Steve Smith, the Panthers' Pro Bowl receiver?
"I'm no longer an asset to this team," Smith said in a brief interview. "That's all there is to say."
Smith had one reception for 4yards against the Bucs, a team he has six 100-plus yard games against. It came in the fourth quarter, the only pass in the Panthers' 16-play, game-winning drive.