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Torrey Smith is confident he’ll be able to deal with press coverage

Maryland receiver Torrey Smith joined PFT Live on Tuesday.  Among other things, Smith spoke about one of the biggest challenges facing wideouts making the jump from college football to the NFL.

Shedding press coverage.

Desmond Howard, for example, couldn’t do it, and it relegated him to making his NFL contributions primarily as a kick returner.  Smith thinks he’ll be fine when the time comes to fight off defensive backs.

“I’m very confident,” Smith said.  “You can watch my film.  The majority of my big plays came from press coverage.  It’s something we practice a lot at Maryland. . . .  We go against press every day. . . .  That’s not a part of my curve for the NFL that I’m really worried about.”

The entire interview with Torrey Smith can be seen at the PFT Live home page.

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6 Responses to “Torrey Smith is confident he’ll be able to deal with press coverage”
  1. akos420 says: Feb 22, 2011 10:52 PM

    watched him many times as a UMD graduate.

    this kid can be something special. great speed, great height and jumping ability, pretty good hands, and very physical. doesnt shy away from contact.

    he will make an nfl team happy in the future

  2. reddskeletor says: Feb 22, 2011 11:25 PM

    I don’t really watch much college football, but why don’t they use press-coverage as much?

  3. doe22us says: Feb 22, 2011 11:35 PM

    is he like DHB??

  4. zone44blitz says: Feb 23, 2011 1:15 AM

    As a Maryland fan, I hope Torrey Smith can make some noise and not get put into a bad situation like DHB was.

  5. cytofed says: Feb 23, 2011 1:51 AM

    Correct me if im wrong, but this guy remind me a lot of Darius Heyward-Bey.

  6. patpatriotagain says: Feb 23, 2011 2:07 AM

    depends on who’s working the press. if he goes to dallas he has to have constant press coverage by ed werder for example. On the other hand Favre had a great career with the constant press coverage by Peter King.

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