OWINGS MILLS – There has been speculation the Ravens might try to talk wide receiver Steve Smith out of his plan to retire after the season. Or that Smith might change his mind about retirement on his own.
Asked about that possibility Wednesday, Smith had other things on his mind.
“Man, we’re 1-5,” Smith said. “You think they would be talking about persuading (me)? We’re trying to fix all the damn holes in this boat right now.”
Earlier Smith said, “I’m on schedule for what I discussed earlier in the year.”
But Smith is still the Ravens’ best receiver at age 36, and it will be interesting to see if he changes his mind once the season ends. At the moment, Smith would rather focus on his job.
“People keep saying that I avoid the question,” Smith said. “It’s not about avoiding. This is a week-to-week season. Every game presents its own issues. I’m prepared to play the Arizona Cardinals and whoever else we play after that…That’s my focus. It’s not on the other stuff.”