Roquan Smith, determined to lead the defense by example
The Ravens acquired off-ball linebacker Roquan Smith ahead of last season's trade deadline in a trade with the Chicago Bears. It took Smith literally no time to hit the ground running and change the entire outlook of the Ravens defense, let alone the linebackers unit.
Speaking earlier this week, Smith acknowledged he will be donning the green dot in his helmet in 2023, thus being the main communication point between the coaches off the field and the players on it.
"The green dot is amazing. I love the responsibility," Smith said. "I love just being able to lead the guys, knowing that I'm going to make sure I get the call out on time and get it going throughout the defense."
Smith made clear that this is "a great responsibility to have," though he couldn't contain himself saying "I'm just excited to be leading a great group of guys."
Smith will surely have a chance to do that on Sunday, facing a rookie QB to put the cherry on top!