Former wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. apparently announced himself that he had landed his first coaching job in the NFL on Thursday when he tweeted that he was joining the Giants. But it was obviously a joke.
“Guess what people, I hate to tell you this, but it’s official,” Smith said while wearing Giants gear. “Agent 89 is now part of the New York Giants coaching staff. Sorry, just wanted to let you know. Breaking news myself, Rapsheet, Adam Schefter, you don’t need it. Scoop is here.
After poking fun at the NFL’s Ian Rapoport and ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Athleticism’s Dan Duggan tweeted that the team told him Smith was not joining the coaching staff. Smith was attending team practice and could be seen shooting video while walking alongside coach Brian Daboll.
He attended Giants practice for the past two days to shoot a feature film for NFL Network, according to the New York Postby Paul Schwartz.
After leaving practice, Smith posted another video and gloated over how many people fell in love with his previous video.
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“I got you all,” he said. “Look, Agent 89 is not a New York Giants coach. I still live in Charlotte doing what we’re doing, but it’s just new things happening so we’re doing things differently. So you anyone who thought it was happening, you got it!”
Smith was a standout during his playing days for the Panthers and spent three seasons with the Ravens at the end of his 16-year career. He was named All-Pro three times and made the Pro Bowl five times. He retired after the 2016 season and has since appeared on television as an analyst, but has never coached before.
Looks like he’s not done with his television career yet.
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