Torrey Smith: Top-five moments with the Baltimore Ravens
Becoming Champ Bailey’s daddy:
Hall of Fame cornerback Champ Bailey was a baller. For 60-minutes, Bailey would shut you down and there was nothing you could do about it. The man was ruthless in press coverage and could make you pay for throwing his direction on any play. Simply put, he’s one of the best to ever do it.
That wasn’t true during the 2012 NFL season playoffs, as Bailey was burnt routinely by, you guessed it, Torrey Smith. If there was ever a worse butt-kicking than this, it would have to be censored from t.v., because for 60-minutes with was Smith that was terrorizing Bailey.
In a game dubbed “The Mile High Miracle” thanks to a miraculous catch by Jacoby Jones, Smith’s performance often gets overshadowed and even forgotten about. It’s a shame, too, as it was easily a top-three performance of Smith’s NFL career. To see such a young receiver take a Hall of Fame player (albeit an older, shell of his former-self) behind the woodshed was amazing.
For a Baltimore Ravens fan who is used to seeing terrible performances from the team’s wide receivers, it’s one of the most exciting moments of my life.
Torrey Smith finished the day with three receptions for 98-yards and two touchdowns, but it could’ve been far worse. Bailey was bailed out a few times by penalties and Smith simply running out of real-estate.