We all knew that Steve Smith, Sr. has always had a bit of a competitive streak, to say the least.
While Smith's general aggression and demeanor have made for some awesome plays over the years, it's also brought Smith negative attention as well. Like in 2008, when he infamously broke a teammate's nose in an altercation.
Steve has taken it up a notch, and with his retirement looming at the end of the year, he's going to give it his all. No doubt about that.
Whoa, whoa. Smith just went from 'Ice Up, Son' to full on psychopath. But I'm not complaining. While players that act collected and level-headed on the field are best for the health of the league, I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy the actions and smack talk of unhinged players like Smith. Players like him are integral to the league. While his demeanor can be antagonizing at times, it just wouldn't be the same without colorful personalities like him.
The Ravens schedule for the season features matchups against many of the best cornerbacks the league has to offer. Richard Sherman of the Seahawks, Chris Harris, Jr. of the Broncos, and Joe Haden of the Browns are just a few of the guys that will have to 'Ice Up' this season. Steve's farewell tour will be an eventful one, and he's definitely going out in style, just the way he likes it.