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Jimmy Smith will ‘fight’ if Odell Beckham Jr. is hitting after the whistle

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NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Cornerback Jimmy Smith, just like all football fans, has watched Odell Beckham Jr.’s tantrums the past few weeks. Even dating back to his and Josh Norman’s beef last year. Jimmy made it clear he won’t tolerate it.

“All that extra hitting and talking, that’s not going to fly,” Smith said yesterday. “That’s not my game. I like to line up and play. ‘Give me your best shot, and I’ll give you mine.’ But if you hit me after the whistle there’s going to be a fight.”

Jimmy Smith isn’t somebody you want to go up against at 6’2” and 210 lbs. Especially when you’re 5’11” and 194 lbs.

At this point the best strategy against Odell Beckham is jamming him and being physical. OBJ has proven time and time again he can’t play to the best of his abilities when defenses are constantly in contact with him. His psyche seems to be malleable, which in turn punishes his on-the-field play.

“He’s a physical player, and I’m a physical player,” Jimmy said. “So I’m pretty sure we’ll have a good matchup.”

While Jimmy says they’ll have a good matchup, it wasn’t known whether or not he’ll be shadowing Beckham Jr. like he has done in the past with other star receivers in the league.

While it would be exciting to see Jimmy Smith go full Andre Johnson, the two of them should stick to playing football. No over-the-top antics and drama, just play Ravens football.