The fire that burned inside Steve Smith during his playing career has not disappeared now that he’s retired.
Smith is now an analyst for NFL Network and spewed some hot fire when talking about Brock Osweiler on Friday.
It started with former GM Charley Casserly saying he didn’t think the players available on Day 2 of the NFL Draft were better than Osweiler. That’s when Smith interjected:
“Anybody’s better than Brock Osweiler. … They gave him to the Goodwill, and the Goodwill’s trying to get rid of him,” Smith said.
That of course was a reference to the Texans dumping Osweiler on the Browns, who are also reportedly thinking of dumping the QB.
You get the sense that people wouldn’t have such negative things to say about Osweiler had the Texans not signed him to an outrageous 4-year, $72 million contract last offseason based on how little he’d done in his career. Contracts like that immediately change the perception of a player.