Attention John Harbaugh: Here comes a positive story about fights in your joint practices with your brother’s team.
There weren’t any, so new Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith picked up a little extra cash.
Via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, Smith said he won the office pool on the over-under on fights he’d get into with the 49ers.
“I had zero, so I got all the cash,” Smith said.
Clearly, the message the Harbaughs sent while scolding the media got through to their players, as there were no scuffles during the sessions.
But it’s easy to see why Smith became the barometer, as he jaws with opponents during practices and has been known to scrap, even with his own teammates.
The only thing he likes more than that kind of competitiveness is money, so the smart money was still on the longtime Panthers wideout.