Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has became an excellent main target for quarterback Joe Flacco since coming out of college back in 2011. Smith stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 204 pounds, and is extremely slippery even against excellent coverage. So far in 35 career games, he has had 115 catches and has averaged 17.1 yards per catch with 15 touchdown receptions.
With how good Smith has played so far, he could play that much better against the Buffalo Bills as their secondary has been beyond awful. Its struggles are well documented due to injuries and overall lack of talent in 2013, especially Justin Rogers.
It wouldn’t be shocking to see safety Aaron Williams see a great chunk of time at corner versus the Ravens since their number of healthy options are extremely limited as Leodis McKelvin, Ron Brooks and Stephon Gilmore are all battling injuries.
What would help this seemingly inept secondary is if the front-seven, lead by Mario Williams, can get heavy and consistent pressure on Flacco all game long. With pressure, any quarterback’s abilities to be accurate are greatly diminished.
Besides Mario, if rookie inside linebacker Kiko Alonso could get another interception while covering either Dallas Clark or Ed Dickson, it would be his third consecutive game with an interception and would make him even more of a favorite for the Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
It should be an interesting game between the Bills and Ravens. If the Bills could shut down Smith, it will help the team pull off the upset on the defending Super Bowl champs.