Friday August 15th, 2014

The Baltimore Ravens are prepared to not only beat teams this season, but beat them up as they hope to make their way back to the playoffs. 

Veteran wide receiver Steve Smith says he knows the mentality needed to get back to the franchise's winning ways, when the Ravens consistently had one of the league's best and fiercest defenses.

“When I look in the defensive meeting room and I see ‘Play like a Raven,’ Baltimore Ravens, ‘We build bullies,'” Smith told CSNBaltimore.com.  “That’s what I’m talking about. . . .  

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Smith, who spent 13 seasons with the Carolina Panthers before signing with Baltimore in the offseason, continued with the playground analogies.

"We take your lunch box.  We take your sandwich.  We take your juice box.  We take your apple sauce," Smith said. "And we take your spork and we break it.  And we leave you with an empty lunch.  That’s the Baltimore Raven way.  That’s the bully way.  And that’s football.”

Smith has 836 receptions for 12,197 yards and 67 touchdowns in his career. 

 

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