Steve Smith’s plans for season? ‘Knock the (expletive) out of someone’
Steve Smith is entering his 16h NFL season and understands as the elder statesman of the Baltimore Ravens’ receiving corps, he may take on a lesser role than in season’s past. But that apparently will not diminish one bit how white-hot his legendary competitive fire burns when he takes the field on game days.
Smith was taking part in a press conference Thursday when he was asked how he would handle perhaps not getting as may passes thrown his way when he’s running routes.
Simply stated, Smith, who missed a bulk of the 2015 NFL season after suffering an Achilles tear, has clear plans of how he’ll finish those plays. And his comments should serve as a stark warning to his opponents.
“I go down and run a route to open it up for Mike [Wallace], and Mike catches it, then I am on the hunt,” Smith said, as transcribed by Shutdown Corner. “Now I get to peel back on someone and knock the [expletive] out of someone.
“That’s what I am excited about.”
In other words, it will be pretty much business as usual for Smith, who at 37, clearly remains one of the most intense players in the NFL. And that should scare players who line up against him. Suffice to say, defensive backs best keep their heads on a swivel when Steve Smith Sr. is on the field.