Torrey Smith: My job doesn't change

Torrey Smith: My job doesn't change
April 1, 2013, 11:45 pm
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Torrey Smith has gained some perspective about the roster turnover that has struck the Ravens since the Super Bowl victory turned into the off-season. Obviously upset at first, the wide receiver now has taken several deep breaths and decided to let the moves play out.

He went back into Ravens history. Not very far back — just to his rookie year in 2011.

Appearing on the NFL Network, Smith said (via Pro Football Talk): “When I first came in, they cut [tight end] Todd Heap, [receiver] Derrick Mason, [running back] Willis McGahee — three great players. We ended up in the AFC Championship with me playing as a rookie, [cornerback] Jimmy Smith playing a lot as a rookie. It was a bunch of guys they plugged in.”

So Smith is giving the Ravens the benefit of the doubt.

“It has happened before and we bounced back fine,” he said.  “It’s weird having been there, having seen it and built these relationships, it is completely different, but you just have to trust them. They don’t make moves without having a plan. It is starting to play out for everyone to see.”

That’s not to say he won’t miss his former wide receiver running mate, Anquan Boldin.

“Anquan is gone — he was like a brother to me, obviously a great mentor. Him gone is going to be tough.”

But Smith said that doesn’t alter his job.

“It doesn’t change for me. … My job is to catch the ball, and when it is a running play, go out there and block. I don’t feel like I am taking on any more of a load. Just going to go out there and play my game.”