Eagles receiver Steve Smith will be in New Jersey on Sunday night playing against his old team, and he doesn’t expect Giants fans to welcome him with open arms.
“I had some big years, but I came to Philly, so the reception might not be that good,” Smith told Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger. “New York fans are pretty brutal.”
Although Giants fans might take it personally that Smith decided to sign with the Eagles rather than return to the Giants, Smith says it’s a business, and the Eagles were offering him a better contract.
“I would rather have more money in my pocket and be able to play football,” Smith said.
So far this season Smith hasn’t been playing much football — he has just 10 catches for 110 yards.