Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith said Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons made a clean hit on that play that injured Smith’s back. However, Smith still does not have much love for Steelers safety Mike Mitchell.
Smith originally thought Mitchell made a dirty hit, and Smith said he was putting Mitchell on a “all-time hit list.” But after looking at the replay, Smith realized Timmons made the hit. However, Smith still did not like the way Mitchell reacted.
“Timmons hit me, which I didn’t know,” Smith said. “But Mike Mithchell, a former teammate (with Panthers), he gets up and he’s talking, kind of celebrating, in my face celebrating like he had hit me. So like a moron, I assumed that he actually did something. And then when I went down, he was yelling, 'Yeah, how do you like that?'”
Smith said Mitchell called him for advice before he signed with the Steelers.
“Then when I get hurt, he’s sitting there celebrating,” Smith said. “That’s kind of what ticked me off.
“Timmons hit me, it was a good hit. I guess the guy who actually did something didn’t say anything. It was a good solid hit by him.”
Asked if Mitchell was still on the “hit list," Smith said, “You get on it because you’re stupid. Yeah.”
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On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.
The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School.
In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.
17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon.
Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.
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“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.
“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.
The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.
Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.
The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.
This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.
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