"I was one of those young guys that didn't know anything. Chose to get in a gunfight with John Wayne and some other famous old Western guy."
The day that started with a few words for Brady ended with Smith on the bench. Brady ended the game with a perfect 158.3 rating, completing 21 of 27 passes for 341 yards and four touchdowns.
"He just looked at me," Smith recalled after he told the Patriots' star quarterback he had something for him. "I shouldn't have said it, but I did."