OWING MILLS – Things haven’t been going smoothly for the Ravens offense for much of this season, and Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith showed his frustration Thursday, tossing his helmet after being overthrown twice by Joe Flacco during the open portion of practice.
After tossing his helmet, Smith kicked the football then sat by himself while his teammates continued with drills.
Smith could be preparing for the final three games of his career, because he is expected to retire after this season at age 37. The Ravens will clinch the AFC North if the win their final three games. However, even one more defeat could leave the Ravens (7-6) on the outside of the playoffs looking in.
Asked about Smith throwing his helmet, and if practice had been particularly edgy, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs said that losing to the Patriots on Monday night still wasn’t sitting well.
“You got to understand, we’re all a little messed up,” Suggs said. “It’s December football, a little itchy. Yes, we are moving forward. It was an emotional loss. We really wanted that one. We was in the division lead. We controlled our own fate then. Now we got to win out. We’re just a little edgy. But I think it’s good to be a little edgy in December.”
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