Mike Smith, 31, played at Coronado, Tech and with the Baltimore Ravens
The call came in to the New York Jets offices last season, a few days before New York was scheduled to play at Tennessee.
Jets coach Rex Ryan and his assistant Laura Young pulled aside Mike Smith to pass along a warning to the exuberant young defensive assistant.
“They said, ‘Hey, you’ve got to stay off the field,’” Smith recounted. “‘The head referees are calling and complaining because you’re halfway out on the field every time somebody makes a big play.’”