Steve Smith popped up on the injury report this past Friday due to an illness, though it was never really a question as to whether he'd play or not.
However, after Sunday's 20-12 win over the Jaguars, Smith was asked if his stamina was affected at all due to getting sick late in the week. His response was amazing.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Steve Smith was asked about his stamina after being sick this week. "You can ask my wife about my stamina," he said.</p>— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffzrebiecsun/status/544249218224103424">December 14, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Simply put, that's just amazing. It's quite possibly the best Smith quote of the season.
Of course, in the Ravens' postgame transcript, this part of the quote didn't make it in. Here's the rest of what Smith said:
"Yeah, I was feeling a little congested. But that didn't affect my hands. It didn't affect my feet. How many balls did I drop today? None, right? I caught everything Joe [Flacco] threw, and he threw them well. I was able to run routes, so I'm not sure how my congestion affected anything. If you're trying to say that it affected my performance, I mean, I caught everything Joe threw today. My stamina was fine. I played 50-60 plays."
Smith finished the game with five catches for 37 yards.