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[News] Jimmy Smith Saves Best For Last

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The second-year cornerback made the game's biggest play after a trying season.

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i was very impressed with Jimmy's performance on Sunday, hopefully he will continue to improve.

Chykie? Not impressed in the least...
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Ryan Mink kudos for explaining that play in as unbiased as an opinion can be despite working for the Ravens organization. Could it have been called as pass interference, yes and yes-- offensive and defensive. It was only right that the ref kept the flag tucked away nicely somewhere under his garments. If you want to start pointing out all the bad calls then you'd clearly see the Ravens were hosed. This game should have been a blowout; it should never have come close. Then again I didn't want my Ravens winning another blowout Superbowl making it seem like an unfair match-up. I kind of like the way it ended; now I know this one will be in contention for greatest Superbowl ever and Jim Harbaugh and Frank Gore would have to endure watching it for years on NFL Network. All's well that ends well.
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Jimmy has made big plays in big games before. i remember his int last year in NE. but knocking the ball out of crabtree hands was the best yet. enjoy the parade and good luck this offseason
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He will be starting alongside webb next year. Graham will be #3 nickel and be able to also play special teams, which is what he was signed for in the first place, being a pro bowler. This will improve both the secondary (jimmy is better than cary IMO) and also the special team unit.
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His best play was that strip before the 4th down reminiscent of the Lee Evans situation! Jimmy laid the "wood" on Crabtree knocking the caught ball loose!

Karma, right?

Build on that, young man, build on it!
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, February 5, 2013 - Off topic · Report post

Listening to the Parade and some are crashing through the barriers. Why must people act like idiots and embarass our city. (like the looting after the SB win) With people pushing past the barriers otehers can get hurt. Especially children. Grow up people.
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What our secondary accomplished without having Lardarius Webb was tremendous. All our young players stepped up to win this. The Red Zone Defense that stopped teams when it mattered. I am proud of them all.
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, February 5, 2013 - Off topic · Report post

I have never understood the whole looting thing after a championship win i guess opportunist type people will jump on any event and let them take something they dont want to work for pretty sad when you cant just enjoy a special moment without burning the city down.
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, February 5, 2013 - Off topic · Report post

All I know ESPN is not happy the Ravens won just watch the experts on that show Tim Hasselbeck who just kind of mocks Flacco has alot of issues with him being called elite I understand it must be horrible to sit there and wish you had one ounce of what Joe Flacco has. if you think your better Tim go tryout and try to take his spot if your that good if not stick to what you know and that was being a horrible NFL QB.
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That's what it normally takes for skilled positions like WR and CB to break out is 3 years as long as he can stay healthy there's big things in his future
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hopefully now that Jimmy is healthy we can see him reach his full potential. Hope the super bowl was an inication that no stage is too big for him, as he grows into an elite CB. THat would be hughe moving forward:
1 It solidifies our Defense
2 It gives us the type of physical presence that has made us so feared
3. It allows us to transition smoothly *if* we lose Cary
4. It allows Webby to ease back into his oldoform
5. We will face the Brady, Peyton, Rivers, ROthlisberger, Dalton and Luck in the AFC -Jimmy will be a big part of our success moving forwarad if he continues to reach him potential!
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If you look at the CBs we have for next season, we are loaded. Webb, J. Smith, C. Graham, Asa Jackson, Chykie Brown, C. Williams, C. johnson and plus anyone I forgot. Thats not even considering we might draft someone. And Im not even going to get into the safety position. I'm feeling pretty good about our DB situation
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thats about the1st play he's made all year...............Great job Mr Smith.....you have earned the paycheck and the ring.....
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[quote name='Mystigo_Dragon' timestamp='1360085686' post='1346385']
His best play was that strip before the 4th down reminiscent of the Lee Evans situation! Jimmy laid the "wood" on Crabtree knocking the caught ball loose!

Karma, right?

Build on that, young man, build on it!
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I have to disagree with you on that. Lee Evans was in the end zone untouched and lost the ball due to not realizing what was on the line. He had time to clutch the ball as tight as possible. In a span on two seconds we went from in the Super Bowl to not in the Super Bowl. On the 3rd down play Crabtree wasn't in the endzone and he had Graham on him going for the tackle and then Jimmy came in and finished him up. He never really had the time span that Evans had to tuck the ball in.

Either way it was a great play and showed why big physical corners are important against some of these big receivers. What I find most impressive is he used perfect tackling technique on the play by getting his helmet across the receivers body which made it easier for him to knock the ball away. Then on the 4th down play he stressed technique. Finally he is realizing that you have to mix technique with talent to be a successful DB in the league.
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[quote name='sami' timestamp='1360090039' post='1346489']
If you look at the CBs we have for next season, we are loaded. Webb, J. Smith, C. Graham, Asa Jackson, Chykie Brown, C. Williams, C. johnson and plus anyone I forgot. Thats not even considering we might draft someone. And Im not even going to get into the safety position. I'm feeling pretty good about our DB situation
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I'll take Webb, Smith, Graham, and Williams the others can go and be replaced. Brown talks too much for a person that cannot tackle and blow coverages. Johnson I was done with him after he messed up against the Redskins. Jackson (Who is that?).
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If we cant keep Williams because of Flaccos contract, Jimmy has to step up! In addition to Webb, Graham and Brown that would still be a godd set of corners even if he leaves
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Jimmy's a big part of that win. And like people have said before, and I think it bears repeating here, is that our Red Zone Defense was able to bend without breaking. It's incredible just how many times we forced teams to settle for FG's this year (esp. in playoffs) and not get touchdowns in games where a TD here or there would have won the game for them. Our Red Zone Defense is a big reason why we're World Champions!!!!!
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[quote name='blackandpurplesacks' timestamp='1360084649' post='1346350']
He will be starting alongside webb next year. Graham will be #3 nickel and be able to also play special teams, which is what he was signed for in the first place, being a pro bowler. This will improve both the secondary (jimmy is better than cary IMO) and also the special team unit.
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That remains to be seen. Graham is a player and showed it on the field consistently. Actually he was one of the few play makers we had when we were banged up in the regular season. In the playoffs especially against Denver he showed that his regular season play wasn't a fluke.

Cary Williams? The sky is the limit for that guy. After his poor play against Denver in the regular season he stepped up his game and he has room to get better.

My guess:

1. Webb (if healthy)
2. C. Williams
3. Graham
4. J. Williams

Trust me Jimmy's output on those last two plays were tremendous, but we need to see that on a consistent basis. Hopefully he will stay healthy for this to happen. Over the years a lot of guys have flashed for a play or two in the Super Bowl and the next year they were back to reality. Manningham and Tyree are recent names that come to mind.

Regardless of what order those guys come in...that would be one of the best secondaries in the league.
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, February 5, 2013 - All caps · Report post

GOOOOOOOOOOOOD BYE CARY WILLIAMS!
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, February 5, 2013 - Off topic, this blog is on Jimmy Smith, not who we will retain or not! · Report post

[quote name='Schoel' timestamp='1360090872' post='1346509']
If we cant keep Williams because of Flaccos contract, Jimmy has to step up! In addition to Webb, Graham and Brown that would still be a godd set of corners even if he leaves
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Apparently you aren't talking about the same Brown that's number 23 on our roster? He misses too many tackles for me and blow coverages. Why do you think on Sunday he was just a special teamer?
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, February 5, 2013 - Off topic, this blog is on Jimmy Smith, not who we will retain or not! · Report post

Why? He had a heck of a playoffs? Just like Joe he stepped his game up to another level.
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, February 5, 2013 - Off topic, this blog is on Jimmy Smith, not who we will retain or not! · Report post

There's a "rumor" going around that they will "F-Tag" Joe E-Lite with a wink to guarantee him a $14 Mil 2013 so that Oz can get everyone else they want to keep [Ellerbe, Kruger, Pollard, Reed, maybe Q] under contracts of varying lengths and incentives!

Then, they will give Joe what he needs to stay beginning in 14!
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[quote name='baltimore1975' timestamp='1360090476' post='1346502']
I have to disagree with you on that. Lee Evans was in the end zone untouched and lost the ball due to not realizing what was on the line. He had time to clutch the ball as tight as possible. In a span on two seconds we went from in the Super Bowl to not in the Super Bowl. On the 3rd down play Crabtree wasn't in the endzone and he had Graham on him going for the tackle and then Jimmy came in and finished him up. He never really had the time span that Evans had to tuck the ball in.

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Well, fine! I've moved way beyond Lee Evans! I'm using his as an example of Karma!

My point is that Jimmy's was a "make or break" play deep in our Red Zone, regardless of Graham's position, with hardly no time to respond should Crabtree make that catch and be able to stretch for the pylon!

He didn't because Jimmy Smith hit him, solidly, in the elbow and shoulder and that, sir, popped the ball out!

It was a great play that allowed us to live another day, another play!
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, February 5, 2013 - Off topic, this blog is on Jimmy Smith, not who we will retain or not! · Report post

[quote name='baltimore1975' timestamp='1360090679' post='1346506']
I'll take Webb, Smith, Graham, and Williams the others can go and be replaced. Brown talks too much for a person that cannot tackle and blow coverages. Johnson I was done with him after he messed up against the Redskins. Jackson (Who is that?).
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It this year proved anything it's that we need a lot more than 4 !!! The real test will be at Linebacker! Whose staying, whose drafted,... and we find a real, a wholesome Baltimore gal for T'eo?
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