Ravens receiver Steve Smith said last year that Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was on his “lifetime hit list,” and Smith took a couple of verbal shots at Mitchell after the Ravens’ 21-14 win over the Steelers on Sunday.
To review, Smith last year accused Mitchell, his former teammate in Carolina, of spearing him and then gloating about it.
Replays showed that it was actually Lawrence Timmons that hit Smith, but never mind that.
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There was no love lost between Mitchell and Smith.
Just this morning, Mitchell’s Instagram account posted a photo of Smith getting hammered by Mitchell last season and proclaiming, "A lot of talk! Today's the day we find out"
Smith and the Ravens get to talk the loudest after a 21-14 win. Smith finished with four catches for 47 yards.
So after the Ravens 21-14 win, Smith was predictably asked about Mitchell. At one point he implied Mitchell wasn’t worth talking about, but this being Steve Smith, of course he talked about him.
“You ever try to build a house with a screwdriver?” Smith asked. “I’m a foundation guy. He’s a cabinet.”
“Any time I mention his name it just increases who he is, and he’s not much.”
“At the end of the day I’m a competitor," Smith later added. "He ain’t on my level. Never will be. He’s not even on the same level as my kids.”
And people were worried this rivalry had lost its villains?
Smith and Mitchell will see each other again in Week 16 at Heinz Field … on Christmas Day, no less.
Happy holidays ...