Steve Smith says he won Ravens' office pool for zero fights with 49ers

The Baltimore Sun

Known for his combative nature, Ravens veteran wide receiver Steve Smith didn't lose his temper during three days of joint practices with the San Francisco 49ers.

By avoiding any fights, the five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver said he profited financially from his teammates.

"I think I won the office pool because they had over-unders on my fights," Smith said with a laugh. "I had zero, so I get all the cash."

There were no fights at all over the three days. Both Ravens coach John Harbaugh and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh emphasized that they expected productive practices with players maintaining discipline.

"I feel like we got a week-plus worth of work in," John Harbaugh said. "It's not just because of tempo and attention to detail, which is part of it.

"It's the fact that you just see schemes that you're not going to see. You can practice for months out here and you're not going to see the things we see because our team doesn't do those things on both sides of the ball. Very valuable work."

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