Torrey Smith Knee Injury Update, Ravens Front Office to Blame For Secondary


Nov 30, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) makes a one handed touchdown catch defended by San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle (32) at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Ravens news and notes from around the web for your convenience. Today we get an update on Torrey Smith’s knee injury, blame the Ravens’ front office for the sorry state of the secondary, and size up the chances the team has of making the playoffs.

Torrey Smith Knee Injury “Isn’t Too Serious”

Everyone, including Torrey Smith, was pretty mum on the status of his knee after the wide receiver was seen limping to the locker room following week 13’s loss to the Chargers.  John Harbaugh told the press on Monday that Smith’s injury “wasn’t too serious” and that he is day to day.  Of course, this is the same guy who initially downplayed Jimmy Smith’s eventual season ending injury, so let’s hope he’s being truthful in this case.

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Ravens Front Office to Blame For Secondary Woes

We knew coming into the season that the Ravens were banking an awful lot on the health of Jimmy Smith and the odds that Lardarius Webb would return to his former self.  And they lost the house.  Now trotting out a bunch of guys that are slightly better than street free agents, it’s no surprise they are getting lit up every week.

Sizing up Ravens Playoff Chances

The Ravens have a mere 36 percent chance with four games remaining, according to ESPN’s simulations.  It doesn’t help that almost the entire AFC is 7-5 right now.

Terrell Suggs Says Ravens Need to “Win Out”

Taking into account the odds above, we would say that’s a fair assessment.  While the loss to the Chargers wasn’t fatal, the team can ill afford to let another one slip away.

Three Plays Seperate Ravens From #1  Seed

Looking back, only three pivotal plays would make the difference between the Ravens’ current situation as the eight seed and what could have been, a one seed and the best record in the AFC.