"Smart has a fondness for inculcating what can only be described as a siege mentality, an 'us against the world' ethic in which the Ravens are the unfortunate victims of dark coaching or media conspiracies to deprive them of the respect he feels they are entitled.Canwest News Service also published a tournament preview, which includes RPI. On behalf of Rob Pettapiece, You're welcome.
"Smart doesn't take issue with that proposition.
"Am I a bitter human being? Yeah. Do I feel that there are times when we’ve been unfairly treated? Sure. And am I a little paranoid in terms of that? Sure."
"If that's what you call motivation, well, if you put Oz (Jeanty) and I in the same room together for an hour, we could talk about how the entire world hates us and is out to get us."
Smart coaching key to Ravens’ success (Wayne Kondro, Ottawa Citizen)