Steve Smith and Aqib Talib have a history of going back-and-forth, and the two added another chapter to their rivalry on Monday night. They didn't take very long to get into it and it's safe to say they won't be best friends anytime soon.
The back-and-forth started when Smith caught a pass in front of Talib and the Patriots cornerback held onto Smith's leg well after the whistle. Smith attempted to pull away, while Talib continued to hold on. Smith then pushed back and the two had to be separated. Talib was flagged on the play.
And then Round 2 promptly came with Smith and Talib getting into it again on the same drive. That scuffle ended with some pushing, shoving and facemask grabbing.
Smith got the better of the matchup on the field, catching four passes for 62 yards while the Panthers came away with the win. After the game, he didn't hold back from saying how he felt about the Talib, beginning with this classic quote as he walked off the field.
Smith wasn't done:
Steve Smith calls Talib "another notch on the bedpost." Yet another.— Bill Voth (@billvoth) November 19, 2013
The veteran wideout has a well-established library of amazing trash talk quotes, most recently crushing Rams' CB Janoris Jenkins in Week 7. There, he talked about doing bad things to Jenkins if he saw him "in the streets" and added more fun quotes after that game.
It didn't sound like there was any love lost on Talib's side either:
Asked if he and Steve Smith talked after the game following heated exchanges early, Aqib Talib says, "Hell no. Ain't nothing to talk about."— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 19, 2013