Baltimore Ravens’ receiver Torrey Smith says he’s ready to take on more responsibilities in the wake of losing tight end Dennis Pitta for the season.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Smith says he feels no pressure, despite losing Anquan Bolden to the San Fransico 49ers as well.
No, I never feel pressure at all,” Smith said. “My job doesn’t change. Obviously, I expect more out of myself performance-wise whether they were there or not. It’s tough to lose Anquan. He was the leader of our group
Smith echoes the ‘next man up’ mentality that you’ll hear every coach say when asked about injuries.
Pitta, it’s an unfortunate injury. We are going to miss him out there. We have a next man up mentality. I think we have some guys who are ready
The Ravens won the Super Bowl last year but probably won’t be favored to make it back to the big game this year. With the drastic changes that took place on the defensive side of the ball being the prime reason why. Now with Pitta, who was widely viewed as Joe Flacco’s security blanket, gone for the season, it won’t help the perception that the Ravens won’t make it back.