At the Baltimore Ravens press conference at team headquarters yesterday afternoon, I had a chance to ask head coach John Harbaugh a question and while most every question was on the poor play of the offense in Monday night's embarrassing 12-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, I wanted to go in a slightly different direction. I saw that rookie CB Jimmy Smith was active for the game but did not remember seeing him out on the field.
Apparently, he did get in for a few plays on Special Teams and while that was how he was originally hurt in the team's first game of the 2011 regular season, he still was put out there on what is affectionately known as the "Suicide Squad." Here's my question, which is posted along with the full transcript of the presser on BaltimoreRavens.com:
CB Jimmy Smith was active for this game, but he only got a couple reps. Was that by situation or design? (Bruce Raffel) "That was by the fact that his ankle started getting a little bit sore. He was kind of gimping around a little bit in the second half. But also, I think by the way the game went… You know, ankle is a little sore, hasn’t had a lot of reps, hasn’t been in defense that much, tight football game. That probably limited his reps a little bit."