Smith told ESPN The Magazine that he still has 49ers fans accusing him of holding Michael Crabtree in the end zone in last year's Super Bowl. His response: "The only thing I'm holding now is the championship."
I know 49ers fans hate Smith even more right now. For Ravens fans, not only is this a pretty classic line but it once again shows that Smith has more swagger than originally believed.
Smith was considered a first-round disappointment for most of his first two seasons. Now, spurred by his big plays in the Super Bowl, Smith has become the Ravens' best cornerback and will likely force the team to pick up his option for the 2015 season.