Beating the Browns would be great, says Bengals TE Alex Smith

USA TODAY Sports

Now we fully understand and appreciate the free agent tight end, who joined the Bengals during the offseason.

If you needed added reason to really understand and get behind Bengals tight end Alex Smith, we have one for you. When asked by Branson Wright with the Cleveland Plain Dealer if he finds motivation playing the Cleveland Browns, Smith said:

"I spent my last three years with the Browns, so of course you have that familiarity, so that makes you play a little harder when you see them twice a year," Smith said. "To [beat them] twice would be great."

Yes.

See? Smith. Bengals fans. Beating Browns fans. Everyone celebrates.

Smith posted 28 receptions for 184 yards receiving with a touchdown in 29 games played in Cleveland from '10-'12.

However, it wasn't for this reason that Smith signed a one-year deal worth $800,000 with the Cincinnati Bengals. Selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the third round of the 2005 NFL draft, Smith had his most productive years in the NFL playing in Jon Gruden's system, where Jay was an assistant.

"I joined the Bengals because of my relationship with the Grudens," said Smith, about Bengals offensive coordinator Jay, and his brother Jon. "I played for (Jon) in Tampa. The Bengals are a familiar group, and they welcomed me with open arms. It's a great situation for me and I'm happy to be here."

More from Cincy Jungle:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker