Steve Smith tasted free agency for the first time in his 13-year career and lasted just over 24 hours on the open market.
"I love the coach. I like the offensive scheme," Smith said, after signing. "There is a lot of familiarity in some regards. But then also have a fresh new perspective. Everything seemed to jell."
We don't buy into the sentiment that the one player with perhaps the biggest chip on his shoulder over the past decade suddenly will start playing with an even more furious vengeance. It is realistic to believe, however, that Smith will benefit from playing with Joe Flacco, who gives his receivers more chances to make plays at the point of the catch.
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