RB Musa Smith - Free Agent
|6-0, 232||Born: 5-31-1982||College: Georgia||Drafted: Round 3, pick|
2007 Week 1 vs CIN (5 / 30 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Smith filled in for Mike Anderson as McGahee's primary backup, and he ran impressively. Smith caught the only ball thrown his way and scored the Ravens' first TD on a six yard run.
2007 Week 2 vs NYJ (3 / 8 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Smith infrequently spelled McGahee and saw some action on third downs in obvious passing situations. His one catch was good for a first down on Baltimore's first scoring drive. Smith appears to be the clear number two back on the depth chart.
2007 Week 3 vs ARI (5 / 15 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Smith saw some action on third down and to occasionally spell McGahee. He caught all three balls thrown his way.
2007 Week 4 vs CLE (5 / 5 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
Smith was brought in mainly to spell McGahee for a play or two and as a change of pace back in the running game. The Ravens ran Smith in the same manner as McGahee, largely up the middle with the occasional run off tackle. His three receptions were largely a factor of the other receivers being covered and him being used as a safety valve.
2007 Week 5 vs SF (5 / 2 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Smith carried the ball five times for two yards, while being targeted two times in the passing game, catching both of those passes for 9 yards. Smith spelled McGahee and was used at times in third down packages, but looked ineffective in his touches.
2007 Week 6 vs STL (2 / 5 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Smith was used on occasion as a pass catching back, once gaining a first down. He had two carries for five yards.
2007 Week 7 vs BUF (1 / 6 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Smith gained six yards on his only touch. He was targeted and was open on a fourth and one play at the end of the game, but Boller led him too much.
2007 Week 9 vs PIT (1 / 11 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Smith had one carry for 11 yards in the first half, and he did not have any carries in the second half.
2007 Week 10 vs CIN (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
A non-factor in the Baltimore Ravens come from behind game plan, Musa Smith had one catch for one yard and no carries in the game.
2007 Week 12 vs SD (3 / -3 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)
Smith was ineffective as a runner, but caught all four of his targets as a receiver. Surprisingly, he finished second on the team in catches and receiving yards.
2007 Week 13 vs NE (6 / 24 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Smith was used occasionally to give McGahee a rest. He looked okay but did not have the same combination of power and speed that McGahee showed.
2007 Week 14 vs IND (4 / 7 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Smith spelled McGahee a few times, but otherwise didn't see much game actions, even in garbage time.
2007 Week 15 vs MIA (5 / 39 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 29 / 0 rec)
Smith had several carries to spell McGahee, including a big 16 yard gain in overtime.
2007 Week 16 vs SEA (7 / 25 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Despite McGahee's injury, Smith still only saw carries in spot duty. He caught two of his targets.
2007 Week 17 vs PIT (22 / 83 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 8 / 0 rec)
Smith ran hard and determined against Pittsburgh. He put in extra effort when necessary for extra yards and was hard to bring down. He combined with RB Cory Ross to create a formidable tandem for the struggling Ravens' offense.
2006 Week 1 vs TB (2 / 6 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Smith finished with six yards rushing on two carries, but looked healthy in his first game back from injury.
2006 Week 2 vs OAK (7 / 24 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
Smith had a one yard touchdown run called back on a holding penalty on center Mike Flynn in the first quarter. He had two consecutive carries inside the three yard line on that drive. He also had two receptions for 33 yards in the first half, including a 30 yard reception that helped set up the Ravens' only touchdown in the first half.
2006 Week 3 vs CLE (3 / 8 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Smith showed a nice balance of power and speed running the ball outside and coming up with a few screens on third downs.
2006 Week 4 vs SD (2 / 14 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Smith had a nice nine yard burst on his first carry upon entering the game, but only got one carry besides that one. It was interesting that he saw so little work on a day that Baltimore couldn't get the run game going with Jamal Lewis, and the game remained close throughout the afternoon.
2006 Week 5 vs DEN (3 / 14 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 53 / 0 rec)
Smith was the first back used in relief of Jamal Lewis. He carried twice for a total of 11 yards in the first half. He was effective in the passing game, making a 12 yard reception for a first down on the Ravens' final drive of the first half. Two other screen passes went for first downs in the second half. One was for 18 yards and the other for 13 yards. Unfortunately for the Ravens, both drives ended in interceptions.
2006 Week 6 vs CAR (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)
Smith received less action than he had in previous weeks, primarily because of a fumble in the first half on his only rushing attempt. Boller seemed to look to his tight end and wide receiver over the middle of the field before he would take the checkdown pass to his running back.
2006 Week 8 vs NO (3 / 5 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Smith entered the game as the Ravens' third down specialist. He got one carry from inside the ten yard line just before halftime, but was stuffed before he had a chance to get moving. They ran a fake screen away from Smith on a third down during the third quarter, and came back in the other direction to him, but the play was just short of gaining a first down.
2006 Week 9 vs CIN (3 / 46 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Smith entered the game just before halftime when the Ravens entered their two minute offense trying to move quickly and set up a field goal. Smith got a handoff on a delay up the middle and looked quick and nimble picking up 14 yards. The Ravens' offense stalled and chose to end the half with a running play. Smith took the ball on a similar play to his first carry and went up the middle for 30 yards on the final play before half.
2006 Week 10 vs TEN (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Smith caught just one pass for five yards, and was hurt on the play with an apparent head injury. He was carted off the field and did not return.
2006 Week 11 vs ATL (5 / 19 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)
Smith had five rushes for 19 yards. Smith's final three carries came at the end of the game. He gained four, three, and six yards on the runs. The six yard gain converted a fourth and four play with 1:11 left on and enabled the Ravens to run out the clock. Smith, who typically serves as the third down back, caught three passes for 12 yards.
2006 Week 12 vs PIT (7 / 12 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Smith saw much of his action during the fourth quarter and he gained 12 yards on seven carries, along with four yards on one reception.
2006 Week 13 vs CIN (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Smith caught two very short passes, one each in the second quarter (three yards) and the third quarter (four yards). Smith was also asked to step in for the injured DB B.J. Sams and return kicks.
2005 Week 10 vs JAX (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 5 / 0 rec)
Smith made his return to the active lineup with catches on all three of his targets.