Torrey Smith Has Record in Sight

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EARLY BIRD: Waking up with the Ravens

 

Two-minute topic: Can Torrey Smith set a team record for receiving yards?

Michael Jackson holds the Ravens record for receiving yards in a season, with 1,201 yards in 1996. Smith already has a career-high 952 yards with four games left to play. So if Smith averages 63 yards per game or more in December, he will set the franchise record. What really matters to Smith, however, is making the playoffs.

“I’m just looking forward to the next game,” Smith said after Thursday’s win over the Steelers. “I’m ready to play already. I’m going to take some time this weekend to get some rest and be ready to go.”

Currently at 952 yards, will Torrey Smith break Michael Jackson's team record of 1,201 receiving yards in a season?
Yes (91%)
No (9%)
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Smith is driven to be one of the NFL’s best receivers, and he’s having a career year in his third season. One area where Smith would like to improve is scoring touchdowns. He only has four touchdowns this season, and was unhappy that the Ravens scored just one touchdown against the Steelers.

“I needed to make some more plays,” Smith said. “And they were there. I need to make them regardless of the down or what the situation is. I have to make more plays for our team. We need touchdowns, not field goals. I’m just glad that we won.”

Smith is going to be a key figure for the Ravens in December, as Joe Flacco’s favorite target. He is already having his best season. But Smith hopes it’s a prelude to the postseason.

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Who is the Ravens best WR of all-time?
Torrey Smith (24%)
Derrick Mason (40%)
Michael Jackson (5%)
Anquan Boldin (28%)
Qadry Ismail (3%)
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6 Raves on “Torrey Smith Has Record in Sight

  1. Joe on said:

    I love Torrey, and I think he’s going to have an amazing Baltimore career…

    But Boldin has to be the best Ravens WR simply because of his skill set. The man was able to do EVERYTHING. Blocking, tough catches, taking over a game. Torrey can get there one day, but it will take time and work.

    For now, I voted Boldin, even though I still think trading him was the right move.

    • Boldin Raver on said:

      What Boldin did was be a key part of the greatness that was the Super Bowl champ Ravens. I don’t ask much of Torrey, just that. I don’t care about the records, but like you said, Joe, will he lay out a defender to get Rice a 4th and 29? Will he snatch a ball in contested territory to win a key 3rd down and keep our playoff hopes alive? Boldin was a great reminder how unimportant records are. Torrey has great skills and character, and Ravens greatness is “right in front of him,” as they like to say. I would love to see him snatch that greatness. We need him to lead us into the playoffs this year.

    • Shannon on said:

      Torrey will probably get there but he’s not there yet. I agree 100% with you. For now it’s Boldin….he was incredible and a HUGE part of what got us to and helped with the Superbowl!

  2. bruce m on said:

    I like Torrey Smith a lot and he’s come a very long way, but his hands are holding him back from being the Ravens’ #1 WR, much less the best Ravens’ receiver ever. He needs to cut down on the drops, run better routes, and get more separation. He has the work ethic and talent to do those things, but I think the Ravens need a new WR coach.

  3. Jacob on said:

    I think Torrey Smith will be the first Raven ever who was drafted by the team to reach the 1,000 yard receiving mark. (Knock on wood that he is not injured.) Isn’t that crazy? Since 1996, no other WR/TE/RB drafted by the Ravens ever eclipsed the 1,000 yrd mark.

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