Jimmy Smith breaks silence since his statement on four-game suspension

August 26, 2018 | WNST Staff

Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith transcript following Miami game

(On how difficult has this situation been for him to deal with.) – “Very difficult. I can’t really talk too much about it. I know you guys have to ask those questions, but I have to stay by my statement and just stick with that. I can talk about football.”

(Football wise, how tough is it going to be coming back?) – “It’s going to be a challenge but I’m definitely prepared for it; I’m a vet so I know what I need to do to get ready, especially coming back against the Browns with their loaded wide receiver group. I know what’s expected and I know what I have to do.”

(On how he envisions himself spending Sundays during the suspension.) – “Training. Every day.”

(From your perspective, how confident are you that they can hold the fort?) – “I have the ultimate confidence in the defense. They did well and they always do well I feel like. I think Brandon Carr; and ‘Double A’ (Anthony Averett) is coming on strong right now; Marlon (Humphrey) is obviously playing well. We’ll definitely be fine. Even ‘Stan’ (Stanley Jean-Baptiste) is making plays lately. He’s a person that can do some good for us.”

(How much has the team supported you through this and stuck with you?) – “It’s a family here. The support is tremendous, especially being sad, it’s tremendous. I appreciate everybody here and talking to me and helping me and making sure my head is straight.”