I’ve always liked Steve Smith Sr., the stand-out WR for the Baltimore Ravens. At 5’9″, 195lbs., Smith is a bowling ball of explosion on the football field, carving up defenses in the NFL for the last 14 seasons.
While in a Carolina Panthers uniform, he racked up seven 1,000-yd receiving seasons, 67 receiving TDs and 5 pro-bowl selections. He was a great “locker-room guy” (whatever the hell that means) and a team leader for 13 years in Carolina, before being dropped faster than Peter McNeeley in 1995 when Mike Tyson dismantled him in one minute, twenty-nine seconds.
It took about the same amount of time for the Baltimore Ravens to sign Smith Sr. to a new contract and instantly become the face of their receiving core.
Fast-forward to last Sunday, “The Payback Game” between the once-Steve Smith Sr.-lead, Carolina Panthers and the new-car-smell, Baltimore Ravens. Steve Smith Sr., burns the Carolina secondary like a plague of herpes, racking up 139 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, leading to the best shit-talking in the NFL since Shannon Sharpe called the President of the United States from the sidelines.
Steve Smith Sr. dropped more knowledge on the world in the post-game interview,
“That film is a coaching session,” Smith said. “I’m 35 years old, and I ran around those boys like they were schoolyard kids.”
That film was in reference to what he did n the field, “those boys” were the unfortunate souls that attempted to stay with the 35-year old WR.
Those “schoolyard kids” may need to go back to their day jobs, landscaping is a booming industry I hear.