Miami rookie Davis fueling Smith's fire

November, 19, 2009
11/19/09
8:35
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I’m pretty sure I just saw Miami rookie defensive back Vontae Davis make a huge mistake. He was jawing with Steve Smith on Carolina’s first offensive drive.

That’s not a good move. Just ask DeAngelo Hall, who once made the mistake of taunting Smith and got absolutely torched. There’s basically one rule that all defensive backs should keep in mind when they’re going against Smith.

Don’t give the little fellow any more ammunition than he’s already got. Smith’s at his best when he’s angry, and he uses anything he can find to make himself angrier. He already was in a minor car accident on his way to the stadium, so Smith probably is more on edge than usual – if that’s even possible.

Let’s see how Smith and Davis get along the rest of the way.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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