Sports News Without Access, Favor, Or Discretion

Steve Smith And Michael Irvin Are Still Not The Best Of Friends

Since retiring from the NFL in 2017, Steve Smith has made the seamless switch from a brash, loud-mouth receiver to a brash, loud-mouth analyst on the NFL Network. In this latest example, Smith, who played for the Ravens from 2014-16, snapped on fellow analyst Michael Irvin after he said Anquan Boldin—a Ravens WR from 2010-12—was the last receiver Joe Flacco could trust.


This confrontation might be a bit more about Smith and Irvin’s on-camera relationship than it is about the former’s career. Last October, Irvin clowned Smith for a pair of pants he was wearing. Then Smith said he’d whoop his ass.

In a game as full of hyper-masculinity as football is, it’s tough to separate who is and is not about that action. Steve Smith Sr. is about that action.

Share This Story