Smith said he never felt delight in his many accomplishments, and often wondered if there was something wrong with him by Jared Dubin @jadubin5 moments ago • 2 min read Steve Smith is a likely future Hall of Famer, one of the best wide receivers of his — or any — era. His 1,031 receptions rank 12th all-time, while his 14,731 receiving yards rank eighth. But more than his performance, Smith is perhaps even better known for his toughness. Standing only 5-foot-9, Smith always had to be scrappier and tougher than opposing defenders in order to have success on the field, but he was also legendary for his tackle-breaking, his blocking, and of course, his trash-talking. But being tough on the field doesn’t mean you don’t deal with bouts of insecurity. Even the toughest people in the world can have trouble in their lives. And Smith revealed on Tuesday that he is one of those people. In an essay on NFL.com, Smith revealed that he has struggled for years with depression, only really getting proper help after he retired in 2016, even though he began counseling a few years earlier. Don’t get me wrong: I love football. Always have. I took immense… Read full this story
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