Talib started the tit-for-tat bout by wildly celebrating the first pass breakup of the game against Smith. The two then tussled a drive later, after Talib hung onto the receiver's leg well past the whistle.
Smith ended with four catches for 62 yards, including a 42-yard bomb early in the game. Talib ended up leaving the game in the fourth quarter with an aggravation of his hip injury.
"I don't know, you go ask him, 'cause he didn't finish the game," Smith said. "Ice up, son, ice up."
Talib didn't have nearly as much to say:
We need Jim Croce to rewrite his lyrics: You don't mess around with 89.