6 quotes from Ravens players that will fire up the fans ahead of Week 2 vs. Bengals

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ILB Roquan Smith: "Every game I play is personal. They're going to get what they're going to get"

The minute the Ravens decided to go ahead and make the Roquan Smith trade last midseason, right on the verge of the NFL trade deadline, they changed the present and the future of the franchise in a rather vast way.

Not only did Smith improve his game but actually everyone around him on the Flock's defensive unit, most importantly fellow ILB Patrick Queen.

"I’m sure they are going to be pissed off coming into the game based on their outing from last week. I don’t think they scored a touchdown. So obviously, they’re going to try and come out and get some redemption. And we’re going to be pissed off as well. That’s how we play and we’re looking forward to it."

Roquan Smith, Baltimore Ravens

Of course, coming from the Bears but having experienced the Jungle Juices twice at the end of the 2022 season, Smith found it easy to poke the Cats with his comments earlier this week about how pissed Cincy must be after their Week 1 stinker.

"Every game I play is personal, every play I play is personal. They’re going to get what they’re going to get. That’s just how I look at it. That’s any opponent, each and every week. I’m going to play the same, through the whistle — fast, physical all day long. If they don’t like it, who cares?"

Roquan Smith, Baltimore Ravens

Not only that, but Smith took the proper time to make it very clear that he's about to go out on Sunday with the clear mindset of making it a personal affair and serious business against Cincy--or whoever dares stepping in his way.

Smith is coming off a ridiculous game in which he tackled 16 foes for a Week 1 franchise record, to go along with one sack and one batted pass against Houston.