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September 25, 2011
Jeff Zrebiec, Ravens beat writer: The Ravens did exactly what an elite team should do to an overmatched opponent. They took control of the game early and broke the Rams' spirit in the first quarter. Obviously, Joe Flacco connecting with Torrey Smith for three touchdowns could have a huge impact going forward as the rookie was badly in need of a jolt of confidence, and the Ravens sorely needed to establish a downfield threat. It was an ideal tuneup for the Jets showdown next week.
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Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
TAMPA, FLA. -- Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith knelt in the end zone Sunday afternoon, pausing for a moment to pray after catching a slant pass from Joe Flacco in stride for a touchdown. The former Maryland standout was in a thankful mood during a resurgent game after arguably the roughest stretch of his career. One week after his dropped pass ended a late comeback attempt against the Indianapolis Colts, Smith was jubilant during the Ravens' 48-17 blowout victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.
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By Matt Vensel | September 26, 2011
On Sunday, Torrey Smith flashed the fleet feet and natural ability that made him a 2011 second-round draft pick, scoring touchdowns on his first three NFL catches and finishing with five catches for 152 yards. Two games into his NFL career, one that started three months later than originally scheduled because of the lockout, the rookie out of Maryland was being scrutinized by fans and a few media members. After his eye-opening performance in the Ravens' 37-7 victory over the Rams, Smith will probably be under more pressure to make this kind of difference every week -- a totally unrealistic expectation.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers stink -- let's get that out of the way first. But the Ravens still needed an offensive performance like this on the road. It was extremely beneficial to get Torrey Smith going, and also to incorporate a couple of more targets, like Michael Campanaro and Kamar Aiken, into the offense. Not to be outdone, the defense played well until it let down in the second half. They got a rare interception from a defensive back and a rare - at least lately - sack from Terrell Suggs.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2013
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has joked about cutting off his dreadlocks before but never  followed through with it. Even getting pulled down to the ground by his hair two seasons ago by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones wasn't enough to convince Smith that he needed to get rid of them. However, Smith apparently has had a change of heart. He joked on his Twitter account earlier today that he was thinking about cutting his "locs. " When asked why, he wrote that he was "getting tired of them.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
In the off-season, when the Baltimore Ravens' Torrey Smith isn't trying to refinish his floors, he's lobbying Congress. The wide-receiver headed to Washington Wednesday with the hopes of convicing lawmakers to help America stop being so fat and sluggish. Smith was there, with a contigent of other star athletes, seeking support for the "Get America Moving" program. Leading the charge was the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, a group that apparently hopes America, as it "gets moving," buys a lot of balls, bats and cup protectors to do it. On Twitter Wednesday morning Smith, immediately after asking for recommendations for someone who can refinish wood floors at a good price, said the idea of Washington made him "feel important haha.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Torrey Smith learned a valuable lesson in his rookie season that is serving him well. The Ravens' second-round pick out of the University of Maryland in 2011, Smith struggled badly in his first NFL training camp and then was held without a catch in the first two regular-season games. The chatter had already started that he was the latest in a long line of wide receivers drafted by the Ravens who would never fulfill their potential. Smith quieted such talk with a three-touchdown, 152-yard receiving performance in Week Three against the St. Louis Rams.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2012
With a team-leading 13 receptions and three touchdowns of 20 yards or more, Torrey Smith has solidified his reputation as the Ravens' most productive deep threat this season. The wide receiver ranks fifth in the NFL with 17.9 average yards per catch and leads the team in touchdown receptions with seven. Smith caught a career-best seven balls for 144 yards in last Sunday's 16-13 overtime win against the San Diego Chargers. This Sunday, Smith faces a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that has troubled him in the past.
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By Matt Vensel | August 23, 2011
You might have heard rumblings that there was an earthquake in the area today. I doubt that anyone was more frightened than Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith, who panicked when the ground started shaking as he filmed a spot for Maryland football at the Ravens' practice facility in Owings Mills. Here's the video:
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By Matt Vensel | April 23, 2013
Ray Rice was one of three Ravens who took a break from the team's offseason workout program Tuesday to chat with reporters. He appeared to be wearing black pajama pants, so maybe a nap was next on his agenda. Before he took off, he was asked about Torrey Smith, who is expected to be the team's top receiver in 2013. In his second NFL season, Smith caught 49 passes for 855 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns. His 17.4 yards-per-catch average was among the highest in the league in 2012.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Torrey Smith learned a valuable lesson in his rookie season that is serving him well. The Ravens' second-round pick out of the University of Maryland in 2011, Smith struggled badly in his first NFL training camp and then was held without a catch in the first two regular-season games. The chatter had already started that he was the latest in a long line of wide receivers drafted by the Ravens who would never fulfill their potential. Smith quieted such talk with a three-touchdown, 152-yard receiving performance in Week Three against the St. Louis Rams.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston answers readers' questions on the Ravens' loss to the Indianapolis Colts and other topics about the team. What happened to the offense against the Colts, especially the offensive line?  Why didn't the Ravens run the ball more? The way this team is playing, they may have problems on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. - Craig, Winchester, Va. Craig, I don't think anyone understood offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's game plan.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS - The mistakes came early and late. Steve Smith fumbled the first pass Joe Flacco threw. Torrey Smith dropped the last one, a sideline opportunity that would have kept the Ravens' comeback hopes alive, if only for a little longer. In between, the Ravens defense accomplished much of what they wanted against the NFL's highest-scoring team, only to watch their own offense falter repeatedly. A 20-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts before an announced crowd of 65,258 at Lucas Oil Stadium was a definite missed opportunity for the Ravens, who did all the things that they avoided doing during their three-game winning streak.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
Baltimore Sun reporters, columnists and editors give their instant analysis of the Ravens' 20-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: The frustrating part for the Ravens had to be that they did pretty much all they could have hoped to do defensively and yet they still lost. They forced turnovers and were tough in the red zone and held a team that was averaging 34 points per game to only 20. But you're not going to win on the road when you can't convert on third down, when you turn the ball over and when your quarterback is consistently under siege.
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By Matt Zenitz and Aaron Wilson and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 3, 2014
On Saturday, Ravens players Torrey Smith and John Simon will both be in Indianapolis, as the Ravens get ready for Sunday's game against the Colts. But while Smith and Simon take care of their own Ravens-related responsibilities, both will also be tracking what happens between Maryland and Ohio State on Saturday in College Park. Smith starred at Maryland before being drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft by the Ravens and still follows the team closely. “I don't know about the score, but I think we can beat them,” Smith said.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
In a frenetic era of football where the hurry-up offense tends to be all the rage, the Ravens have adopted more of an old-school approach. The Ravens haven't entirely scrapped the no-huddle offense under new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, but it's definitely been reduced to something they do more out of necessity -- it's not a heavy chunk of their base offense. That's in stark contrast to a year ago when former offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell devoted many of his game plans to the no-huddle in an effort to spark a stagnant offense that finished 29th in the NFL last season.
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By Edward Lee | August 14, 2012
As the Ravens near the end of training camp, Tuesday began at the team's headquarters in Owings Mills without Ed Reed and Torrey Smith. The eight-time Pro Bowl free safety and starting wide receiver were not present during the first 30 minutes of practice. Smith has been battling a sprained ankle suffered in Thursday night's 31-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, but it's unclear if Reed is also dealing with an injury. He could have been given the day off - much as left guard Bobbie Williams (swollen right ankle)
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By Matt Vensel | May 17, 2011
When I chatted with former Terps wide receiver Torrey Smith on Monday about his future with the Ravens , I had to get his take on the retirement of Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams. The legendary men's coach surprisingly called it quits two weeks ago and the school scrambled to hire Mark Turgeon a few days later. Smith says Williams' fist pumps will be missed. "Gary was a great friend of the football program and he’s a great coach," said Smith, who can hold his own on the court . "I’m sure everyone’s going to miss that fist pump.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
GAME PLAN: Gary Kubiak constructed a strategy that heavily involved veteran wide receiver Steve Smith as he was targeted 10 times against his former team. The Ravens trust Smith in every situation: short, intermediate and deep. It was a balanced approach with a few more deep shots than usual. The Ravens ran the football 30 times for 127 yards and two touchdowns, with 31 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns. Although it was primarily Smith's day to be featured, quarterback Joe Flacco distributed the football to eight different targets.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
Ravens coach John Harbaugh on Monday praised Joe Flacco's decision-making, especially his ability to deliver the ball quickly when under pressure on third down, as one of the things that contributed to one of the quarterback's better games in recent memory. Flacco threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns with a quarterback rating of 137.4 in the Ravens' 38-10 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, with a good chunk of that production coming on third down. “He made plays, and especially third down-and-long plays when he had pressure coming at him,” Harbaugh said.
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