May 28, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith, Sr. (89) catches a punt during training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Everybody on the planet earth expects Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith to play fewer snaps in 2015, or at least see his role diminished until later in the season. Except for Smith, that is. Despite playing 75.7% of the team’s offensive snaps in 2014, he wants more.
"“I anticipate it,” Smith said. “I anticipate playing more snaps and playing further into January.”"
Over his 15 year career, a Super Bowl ring is one thing that has eluded the mercurial Smith. Surely he would love to end his career on a high note, even if retirement isn’t in the cards after this season.
Plus, can the Ravens afford to cut back Smith’s role, especially if rookie first round draft choice Breshad Perriman doesn’t develop as quickly as expected? Perhaps, if they feel comfortable with Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown taking on substantial roles.
Regardless of how many snaps he plays, it’s nice to see that Smith still has his sights set on the most important goal of all – winning the Super Bowl.
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