"It's getting old," Smith said, via the Associated Press. "There is a tradition growing here, and I'm not sure which way this tradition is going. ... Not heartbreaking. Tiresome, monotonous, a few guys in here are perturbed and (ticked), but we're beyond heartbreak. We're just getting upset."
Coach Ron Rivera's reasoning: "We were trying to keep the ball in front of us. It's one of those things where if you jump it and they double-move you, now all of a sudden it's a touchdown or the ball is in field-goal range. We were trying to make them systematically beat us."
We provided the italics. We don't blame Smith for blowing off a little steam, but that sort of philosophy by Rivera can make anyone a little upset.