"I just think that he got a chip on his shoulder. He's ready to work, I can tell you that," Jones said Thursday on NFL Network's "NFL AM."
Jones said it's clear that Smith has been looking forward to playing the Panthers.
"He hasn't mentioned it, but I can just see it in his face," Jones said. "I think he's got it saved in his 'notes' in his phone; he's been looking at it for weeks."
If it weren't clear that Smith still has the Panthers on his mind, the 34-year-old receiver on Wednesday retweeted a Ravens post highlighting the grudge match with the Panthers. He then had an unprompted, entertaining back-and-forth with former teammate DeAngelo Williams.
@DeAngeloRB week 4 don't come in with dancers or deep 826 ain't going to work lolâ Steve Smith Sr (@89SteveSmith) April 24, 2014
@89SteveSmith hey we will have a game plan and i will make sure I have my goggles just incase things get ugly but panthers win big dog lolâ DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) April 24, 2014