I personally like Smith for it.
On reason because you want to know what?
Nothing is being said their that is not all ready being thought by every steeler on defense.
I think he said it to fire up his players.
anyone who has ever played a down of football knows that no matter what the other teams record is, you expect to win.
I like it as well.
Nothing like confidence.
Seriously though, makes no sense to me!!!
If a guy yacking with his trap is gonna make someone play better, why the hell weren't the guys he is yacking about playing at that level to begin with?
Were they holding some talent/effort back just in case someone opened his yap?
Nothing wrong with a quarntee as long as you back it up.
Plus.... Why wouldn't you say you can win?
Maybe not saying anything at all would be the wiser way, but I think he was asked if he thought they can win.
Is he gonna tell them "NO the Patriots are just too good this year" ?