Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith has had his ups and downs over the previous two seasons with injuries as well as his struggles in coverage. But he made up for those issues with game-saving plays in the Super Bowl in the red-zone this past season.
Smith has a lot of talent, and many within the Ravens’ organization as well as Ravens’ fans are waiting for him to emerge as the type of player they envisioned when the Ravens selected him in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft.
But so far during the preseason games, Smith has had some issues here and there with everyone getting on the same page on defense. Smith believes that it is easy to judge on the outside, but there is more to it within the game-plan.
“There’s a lot to learn as a whole defense,” Smith explains to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “I could be more aggressive. I know what you’re getting at. Nobody on the outside knows what happens on the inside. There were some holes that need to be fixed, and we worked on them this week.”
Let’s hope so. Over the past two seasons Smith has been vulnerable to double-moves, and the most frustrating thing about it is, Smith has the ability to stay with wide receivers stride for stride. A lot of Ravens’ fans want him to win the starting job opposite Lardarius Webb. I’m one of them. If he can get it all together, the Ravens will be set in the secondary for a long time.