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Steve Smith Sr. Has Something To Say

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of Panthers.com. The author of this post is Darin Gantt.

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (#89) and safety Nate Salley (#33) | Photo: Keith Allison / Wikimedia Commons

    CHARLOTTE     Steve Smith Sr.'s never done this before.

    Taylor Zarzour has done it, but never quite like this.

    (There's a reasonable chance nothing is going to be quite like this.)

    Still, there's an immediate sense that the retired wide receiver and the veteran broadcaster will be able to pull this next gig off, since they workshopped one of the most memorable quotes in franchise history in Zarzour's South Charlotte living room.

    Zarzour will be the new play-by-play announcer for the Panthers TV Network, and Smith Sr.'s returning to the team as his analyst, joining sideline reporter Kristen Balboni for the 2021 preseason.

    It's a reunion for Zarzour and Smith Sr., going back a decade to their shows together on local sports talk radio station WFNZ, where they began building the rapport they hope to share with viewers this summer.

    [ ... ]

    Read the full article HERE on Panthers.com.

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