Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. fired back at NBC analyst Rodney Harrison, for referring to Smith’s age in the context of his importance to the team’s offense. Smith didn’t like that and said so during a post-game interview Thursday night on NFL Network.
“Certain people that work for this guy [pointing to the NBC logo on his microphone], said, ‘When this offense depends on a 37-year-old, it’s in trouble,’” Smith said. “He’s just upset that what I was doing at 37 he couldn’t do at 31.”
When pressed to reveal who he was talking about, Smith didn’t back down.
“Rodney Harrison,” Smith said. “I throw darts. I shoot darts, now. I’m not nameless.
“He knows how hard it is to play this game, and then he’s going to take it away saying, ‘Well, if they depend on him at 37…’ I respect the heck out of Rodney Harrison, but don’t take digs at me. Because I’ll dig back and dig deeper. My shovel’s bigger than your shovel.”
Smith made one last mention of Harrison at the end of the interview.
“Rodney Harrison, I respect you,” Smith said. “But, just give me my credit, bro.”
Smith was in a good mood after the Ravens’ 28-7 victory, during which he caught five passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. But when Smith feels snubbed, he takes no prisoners.
Harrison was the latest target for Smith’s wrath. He won’t be the last.
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