Steve Smith has tempered expectations of a particularly hostile Test series between Australia and South Africa, calling on his side to be sensible with their sledging. But Smith has offered an olive branch of sorts, agreeing with rival skipper du Plessis that both sides will let their cricket do the talking throughout the three Tests.
Smith's absence will open up more looks for both Mike Wallace and Kamar Aiken. Diggs got off to a booming start this year but has fallen back to Earth by averaging just 43.5 yards per game with no touchdowns over his last two contests. Speaking Friday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said "we'll see" when asked about Tyler Eifert's (back, questionable) Week 7 availability.
Never one afraid to speak his mind, veteran wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. took to social media on Thursday night to rip the NFL for what he feels is the league's continual mishandling of incidents of domestic violence committed by players in the league, most recently by Giants kicker Josh Brown.
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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith continues to say what most of us are thinking with regard to the Josh Brown domestic violence case -- the NFL's priorities are so out of whack it's downright disgusting. In a series of posts on social media Thursday, Smith unloaded on both Brown and the NFL for its mishandling of yet another domestic violence incident.
Australia Test skipper Steve Smith - who after the recent Test series defeat to Sri Lanka had said that his side was too quiet in the field - has now insisted that cricket would dominate in the upcoming series against South Africa and not sledging. After the 0-3 whitewash at the hands of Lankan Tigers, Smith had said his side was too quiet in the field, but he has now clarified that he meant in terms of energy, not sledging.
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Australia captain Steve Smith has stressed the need for greater adaptability from his fellow Test players, but concedes a 'horses for courses' approach to selection may be required for future tours. The result led outgoing National Selection Panel chairman Rod Marsh to suggest Australia squads for future Test tours will place a greater emphasis on players' perceived ability in the destination's conditions.
Lacy has looked "husky" the last several weeks, but he was still performing very well on the field before going down with an ankle injury. Perhaps the ankle issue can be attributed to his weight, but the extra pounds certainly were not affecting his play on the field. Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com believes Dwayne Washington (ankle) will "get a nice workload" if Theo Riddick (ankle) sits again this week.
On Steven Smith's right knee is a giant strawberry, the result of his knee scraping Armstrong Stadium's fake grass. Smith finished with a career-high 11 tackles that day, but the one that got away still haunts him. "This was from last week's game," said Smith, pointing at his knee and referring to the Pirates ' 21-12 win over Morgan State .