Yes, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. had some words for Mike Mitchell after getting speared in the back in Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Smith caught four passes for 24 yards before leaving in the second half with a back contusion and a bad taste in his mouth. Smith said Steelers safety Mike Mitchell — a former teammate when both players were in Carolina — started jawing at him as Smith slowly made his way to the sideline after getting hurt, something Smith didn’t exactly need to hear, according to the Associated Press.
“After he hit me he said ‘How do you like that?’” Smith said. “The best thing I could do without threatening him and saying that I will assault you when I see him is saying I look forward to playing him again and he’s on my lifetime hit list.”
ESPN reported that replays show that Mitchell didn’t even deliver the blow to Smith. It was Lawrence Timmons.
The rematch is in Baltimore on Dec. 27.