Aug 21, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Former Panthers wide receiver and now commentator Steve Smith Sr. before the game between the Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Smith Sr. has never shied away from sharing his opinions.

And while the former Carolina Panthers wide receiver is unlikely directly involved in the hiring process for the organization’s next head coach, Smith made his feelings known on a particular candidate he wants no part of.

“We the Panthers interviewed Kellen Moore for the HC job!” Smith wrote in a Tweet. “Based on the last play for the Cowboys, ain’t no way in hell Moore is coaching us with that trash last play!!!!”

You can watch the play in question below, which involved having all five offensive lineman lining up out wide, with running back Ezekiel Elliott under center, snapping the football to quarterback Dak Prescott. Moore is the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator and Smith clearly didn’t like the play.

The final play of the Cowboys’ 19-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers went as expected.

“That obviously wasn’t the plan,” Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said via Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News.

Whether it was or not, Smith’s mind is made up about Moore.

The Panthers were scheduled to interview Moore for their head coaching vacancy earlier, but after the tragic death of Charlotte FC soccer player Anton Walkes, Carolina elected to reschedule multiple interviews, per NFL insider Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, so owner David Tepper could be with his grieving team.

Moore, who has coordinated the Cowboys’ offense since 2019, has yet to interview with the Panthers. Now that Dallas has been eliminated from the playoffs, he’ll be free to do so almost immediately.

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About Sam Neumann

Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.