“All that extra hitting and talking, that’s not going to fly,” Smith said yesterday. “That’s not my game. I like to line up and play. ‘Give me your best shot, and I’ll give you mine.’ But if you hit me after the whistle there’s going to be a fight.”
The only extra-curricular contact Beckham had Sunday against the Green Bay Packers was a make-up hug with a kicking net. Let’s hope that Beckham, after his recent emotional outbursts and with a history of rubbing opponents the wrong way, has finally moved past all of that stuff.
As for a Smith-Beckham matchup, it’s uncertain that Smith shadow Beckham this coming Sunday. If and when they do go one-on-one let’s hope there is nothing more than two players competing until the whistle blows.
“He’s a physical player, and I’m a physical player,” Jimmy said. “So I’m pretty sure we’ll have a good matchup.”