Steve Smith is an outspoken individual. This is great for those of us who cover the daily happenings of the NFL for a living. It's not so great for Dan Ferrell.
"I got a (pass interference) penalty, which is very interesting," Smith said Monday, via The Charlotte Observer. "I got leg-humped and hugged a few times. Being a pretty good flag football player, I think I got my flag pulled on my jersey a few times. I would say pretty much, I take that one on the chin and just say it was me. I've got to play better."
"It was pass interference in Mexico, Europe, rugby -- in pretty much every other sport but in Arizona yesterday," Smith said. "But then when I pushed off, it was pass interference."
Smith clearly doesn't care if his comments draw a fine from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
"To be honest, I make enough money where if Roger wants to fine me, he can," Smith said. "But I really think that referee probably was the sorriest referee that I have ever met."
"When I dove for the first down (and) he was standing right there, he didn't even acknowledge -- he received a check that day and I hope he feels good. He was terrible. He was garbage."
(Cut to Dan Ferrell, alone in his study, iPad in hand, a single tear rolling down his cheek.)