Steve Smith Sr. doesn’t have the luxury of riding off into the sunset as Baltimore Ravens receiver. He can either do the job, or he can’t.
“Being a wide receiver up in age, you can’t be a backup,” Smith, 37, said by phone from Dallas on Saturday. “A lot of quarterbacks who are up there in age, they come in and play a little bit here or there. They can’t play, and you don’t want them to play. As a wide receiver, they’d rather give your position to a young guy they can develop.
“I have to be an intricate part of the offense. I have to be a chain mover.”
There’s no question Smith can do that. He’s the NFL’s oldest player at his position, and he’s three catches away from...