Baltimore Ravens Get Much-Needed Playmaker With Steve Smith

By Andrew Fisher
Steve Smith
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After a short day-long period without a team, Steve Smith has a new home. The 13-year veteran has signed a three-year/$10.5 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens, officially placing him on a team outside of Carolina for the first time in his career.

It became clear very quickly upon his release from the Panthers on Thursday that Smith was not happy. He couldn’t believe Carolina cut him loose, and he made it known that he would be seeking revenge against his former team in 2014. Smith noted that there will be ‘blood and guts’ everywhere when he faces the Panthers for the first time.

The good news for Smith? The Ravens have a scheduled home game against Carolina. Get your popcorn ready.

But when it comes to the WR and his new team, the two sides seem to be a perfect match. The Ravens desperately need more playmakers on offense and if there’s one thing that Smith has proven to be over his lengthy career, it’s a playmaker. You can also throw ‘loudmouth’ in there as a way to describe him, but hey, he usually backs it up.

On top of what he’ll do for the Ravens’ air attack, Smith also did wonders for the team’s payroll. Getting him at just over $3 million in base salary is one heck of a bargain. To me, that says one thing — Smith just cares about winning now. That’s the attitude he should have, because at nearly 35-years of age, his window to win a championship is closing quickly.


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