Steve Smith has only been an Eagle for about a week, but he's ready to completely turn the page on the New York chapter of his life and immerse himself in the other side of the heated Giants-Eagles rivalry.
"I used to hate the Eagles, now I don't like the Giants," Smith said in an interview with the New York Post. "I've still got ex-teammates that are friends there, but I definitely want to get on that field for the Eagles now. I want to say I won a Super Bowl for both teams."
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Steve Smith looks forward to making his Eagles debut after
four seasons with the Giants.
In the interview, Smith reiterates that the Giants had plenty of chances to re-sign him but that the Eagles wanted him more.
"It was how many days since free agency [began] that I was out?" Smith said. "The Eagles made a great offer. I don't know ... the Giants had a lot of time. Let's put it that way."
Smith signed with Philadelphia on Aug. 11, 2½ weeks after being declared a free agent.
"The Giants might have [taken me for granted], but the Eagles didn't," Smith said.
As for his surgically repaired knee, Smith said he hasn't had any setbacks.
"[The repaired knee] feels a little weaker than the other one, but it feels great when I'm running and cutting," Smith said. "I haven't had any setbacks, so hopefully I can continue on this pace."