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WR Steve Smith - Baltimore Ravens

5-9, 179Born: 5-12-1979College: UtahDrafted: Round 3

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16 at PIT 61 0 0 0 7 7 79 1 0 13.9
17 at CIN 57 0 0 0 5 3 34 0 0 3.4

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 17 vs CIN (5 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)

Steve Smith was not heavily involved in the game plan in his final game. Smith made a 13 yard catch running an in route over the middle. Smith showed off his speed and picked up 14 making a catch on shallow crossing route. Smith made a nice grab on a pass that was thrown slightly behind him for a 7 yard gain and a 3rd down conversion.

2016 Week 16 vs PIT (7 / 7 / 79 / 1 rec)

Steve Smith was the only Ravens receiver making plays downfield against the Steelers. Smith played with an attitude the whole game and looked to determined to help his team win. Smith came open running a dig route, made a nice grab, and spun out of two tackles before racing down the sideline for a 44 yard gain. Smith gained 9 running a curl route against zone coverage. Smith picked up 4 yards running a shallow crossing route. Lined up in the slot Smith got a match up with Ryan Shazier running down the seam and hauled in a strike from Flacco for a 18 yard touchdown. Smith converted the 2 point attempt after the touchdown running a nice curl route. Smith gained 4 yards running a curl route.

2016 Week 15 vs PHI (7 / 2 / 40 / 1 rec)

Steve Smith and Flacco were unable to connect on their first four targets. Smith burned Jalen Mills with a slick release and caught a perfect pass from Flacco for a 34 yard touchdown. Smith made a nice catch running a crossing route for 8 yards converting a key 3rd and 7. Smith dropped what would have been a 5 yard gain.

2016 Week 14 vs NE (6 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)

Steve Smith was the Ravens most productive receiver against the Patriots but did not see a high volume of targets. Smith released up the seam and Flacco connected with Smith for an 18 yard gain in front of the Patriots deep safeties. Smith made running a curl route for a 5 yard gain. Smith made a catch and on an underneath crossing route and ducked out of bounds after 9 yards. Steve Smith double caught a beautiful 25 yard completion on a back shoulder throw.

2016 Week 13 vs MIA (10 / 6 / 53 / 0 rec)

Steve Smith played well and remains Flacco's go-to target when the Ravens need a first down. Smith caught a slant between two defenders underneath and juked a defender before being brought down after a 23 yard gain. Smith gained 5 yards running a curl route underneath. Smith converted a 3rd and short and picked up 8 yards beating his man on an out route. Smith ran another out route and gained 8 yards this time converting a 4th and 2 to keep the drive alive. Smith gained 5 yards running a curl route.

2016 Week 12 vs CIN (4 / 4 / 20 / 0 rec)

Steve Smith had just a 3 yard reception and a 5 yard catch in the first half. Smith caught a pass over the middle for an 8 yard gain. Smith was not involved in the offense and had 2 costly penalties.

2016 Week 11 vs DAL (9 / 8 / 99 / 1 rec)

Steve Smith looked like the Ravens number one weapon on offense against the Cowboys. Smith made his first catch on an underneath crossing route and gained 7. Steve Smith made an acrobatic catch on the sideline to convert a 3rd and 12 managing to get both his feet inbounds. Steve Smith made his 1000th career reception running an in route and finding yards after the catch for a gain of 22. Smith found a soft spot in the coverage and Flacco found him for another 22 yard gain over the middle. Smith showed off his acceleration making a catch on a crossing route and running past defenders for a 17 yard gain. Smith looked like the fastest player on the field. Smith beat his man on a slant route for a 5 yard touchdown.

2016 Week 10 vs CLE (7 / 5 / 60 / 1 rec)

Steve Smith looked like the Ravens number one receiver against the Browns. Smith made his first catch underneath running a curl route and gained 6 yards. Smith and Flacco could not connect on a pair of deep targets or Smith could have had a much bigger game. Smith managed to get one hand on a 40 yard bomb from Flacco but could not secure the pass. Smith made a 17 yard catch working back to Flacco off of play action. Smith made a catch underneath on a crossing route then stiff armed Tramon Williams to the ground on his way to a 12 yard gain. Smith caught a slant between 2 defenders for an 11 yard touchdown.

2016 Week 9 vs PIT (7 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)

Steve Smith returned and was heavily involved in the offense. Smith made his first catch and showed off his explosiveness. Smith made a catch on a shallow crosser, stiff armed Mike Mitchell and ran up the sideline for a 30 yard gain. Smith had an 11 yard reception negated by a holding penalty. Smith beat his man on a slant route gaining 9 yards. Smith converted a third and short with a 3 yard reception running an out route. Smith converted a 2 point attempt running a double move on the goal line and went low to make a nice catch. Smith looked healthy and Flacco looked for Smith when the Ravens needed to make a play.

2016 Week 5 vs WAS (3 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

Steve Smith made his first catch over the middle gaining 15. Smith followed it up with a catch underneath and limped to the sideline after the play. Smith had his ankle taped and returned to make a 7 yard catch on 3rd and short but again limped off the field favoring his ankle. Smith would not return.


2016 Week 4 vs OAK (11 / 8 / 111 / 1 rec)

Steve Smith made his first catch finding the soft spot in the zone coverage for a gain of 17. Steve Smith came wide open on a crossing route but Flacco missed the mark with pressure in his face. Steve Smith made two underneath catches but was dropped for minimal gains each time. Smith again came wide open in the middle of the field and Flacco found him for a 20 yard gain. Steve Smith beat David Amerson on an in route broke a tackle and juked Reggie Nelson on his way to a 52 yard touchdown. Smith continues to look better each week and Flacco will continue to pepper his favorite receiver with targets.

2016 Week 3 vs JAX (11 / 8 / 87 / 0 rec)

Steve Smith looked more like himself against the Jaguars. Smith dropped his first target over the middle running a curl route. Flacco threw short of Smith the following play with pressure in his face. Smith made his first catch on an in route and exploded up field with room to run, gaining 23. Smith looked fast and explosive on the play and nearly hurdled a defender. Smith beat Jalen Ramsey on 3rd and short for 9 yards running a curl route outside against the rookie. Smith picked up 22 more beating the coverage on an in route. Smith picked up 15 more working over the middle, finding the hole in zone coverage, making the catch and getting up field. Flacco went to Smith when he needed a play on 4th down with the game on the line and Smith delivered with a nice catch and a first down.

2016 Week 2 vs CLE (6 / 3 / 64 / 0 rec)

Steve Smith looked more like himself after a rough outing week 1. Smith's first two targets were an interception by Joe Haden and a pass deflection again by Haden. Smith made all his catches in quick succession. Smith made his first catch on an in route beating Joe Haden for 14 yards and setting up a field goal attempt before the half. Smith opened the second half with a 19 yard gain running an out route and 31 more yards down the sideline the following play beating Joe Haden once again. I saw Smith with his hands on his hips frequently throughout the game. Either Smith was tired or frustrated with his involvement. Smith should continue to regain his form and make more plays as the season progresses.

2016 Week 1 vs BUF (8 / 5 / 19 / 0 rec)

Steve Smith led the Ravens in receptions and snaps but did little to suggest he will be a productive part of the Ravens offense. Smith made his first three catches on curl routes failing to gain any yards after making the catch. Smith simply went limp and allowed himself to be tackled. Another worrisome sign was Smith running the wrong route, Smith ran an out and up when Flacco expected an out route. The miscommunication nearly led to a pick six but the ball fell through the arms of Ronald Darby. On his final target Smith gained separation on a comeback route covered by Ronald Darby but Flacco's throw was out of reach. Smith did not look explosive and was not productive. If the trend continues expect Perriman and Aiken to eat into Smith's snaps.

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Latest News

Ravens | Could Steve Smith return? (Wed Jan 11, 11:28 AM) - Recently retired Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith isn't being ruled out for a return in 2017, according to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti. 'I haven't given up hope that (he) is going to come walking in here in September,' Bisciotti said. 'We'll see about that character. I wouldn't count him out.'

Our View: Never say never in the NFL. Smith has a fire that burns hot, and he'll likely miss the grind of the league. He retired to spend more time with his family, and that may be what keeps him from returning. Either way, it's been a great run for Smith and we expect to see him in Canton some day.
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Ravens | Steve Smith hangs up cleats (Fri Jan 6, 09:52 AM) - Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith announced his retirement Friday, Jan. 6.

Our View: What a joy it's been to watch Smith in the pros. A third-round pick out of Utah in 2003, Smith played with fire and intensity that was rarely outdone on the football field. A smaller receiver, Smith never backed down from a challenge and made some big time catches in clutch moments. He finishes his Hall of Fame career with 1,031 catches, 14,731 receiving yards and 81 touchdowns.
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