Torrey Smith doesn’t mind opening on the road

Reuters

Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is interning on Capitol Hill this offseason and it seems he’s learned at least one lesson from the politicians buzzing around him.

That lesson? The art of spinning disappointing news to make it seem like that’s what you wanted all along. The Ravens aren’t going to open the 2013 season at home on a Thursday night, as has become the tradition in recent years, and that left some in Baltimore upset. Smith thinks they should be looking on the brighter side.

“Either way, we knew we were going to play eight [home] games,” Smith said, via the Baltimore Sun. “To me, we’re going to have that Thursday game. If it’s away, you knock out one of those away games early and get some time to rest. You just have to look at the glass as half full. That’s the way I’m looking at it. It would have been nice to have it on the first day and have the banner drop, I guess, and start the season out the right way. That would be pretty cool, but at the end of the day it’s still a football game and when we do come home, we’re still going to watch the banner drop.”

It doesn’t do much to solve the problems of anyone ticked off by the NFL’s failure to find a way for the Ravens to open at home, but Smith succeeds at making it sound like the Ravens actually got exactly what they were looking for all along. Work like that suggests Smith may rise above the intern level in politics whenever his playing days come to an end.

27 responses to “Torrey Smith doesn’t mind opening on the road

  1. I like this guy, a lot. Its refreshing to see a guy from the Ravens who’s not a loud mouthed attention seeker; a guy who isn’t just talking because he likes the sound of his own voice. Some of his current as well as former teammates could learn something from him.

  2. Smith is right, gotta look at it as the glass is half-full.

    Even though the current Ravens roster is half-empty.

  3. I have to assume the NFL will give the Ravens the Sunday night game at home in week 2 to make up for the schedule issue for the season opener on Sept 5. That way, the Super Bowl banner gets raised in front of the home crowd in a nationally televised game.

  4. Being a MD fan I was pumped when the Ravens drafted this kid. It has been all upside ever since.

    Torrey Smith’s life has been a great story thus far.

  5. He’s right and that’s a great way of looking at it.

    Not a Ravens fan but it’s only fair that their first home game be a night game to drop the banner in style.

  6. I am not too upset about not having that game at home. Traffic would be a mess getting down there early for parking on a workday.

  7. This sounds like good old fashioned optimism to me, not political rhetoric. But good job casting Torrey Smith in a negative light after these positive comments he made. Keep up the good work.

  8. I really don’t get why they couldn’t have played at home on sunday or monday night. Monst likely Sunday because of the double header they’ve been doing Monday nights the past few years.

    Any number of other teams could’ve played Thursday.
    Seattle at San Fran?
    Denver at New England?
    Chicago at green Bay?

    Personally, that Sea/SF game would be nice to see after the NFC West in the dump for so long.

  9. The Ravens are a confident team from the owner all the way down to the fans. We don’t need to play at home to win. Just give us a field and we’re good.

    Go RAVENS!

  10. Ravens will be fine opening on the road or at home. Either way, their opponent will be dismantled.

  11. “I really don’t get why they couldn’t have played at home on sunday or monday night.”

    Because there are still Oriole’s games on those days so they’d be facing the same issue they did with the Thursday night game. The Sunday game is a 1:35 start but it would still be way to congested to work it out. Especially if the Oriole’s game gets rain delayed or goes extra innings.

  12. This kid has potential. That means he’ll be cut/traded as soon as he deserves to be paid.

    Or he’ll leave because he’s tired of getting lit up on the lolipops over the middle.

  13. Have you ever seen someone so proud of an 8-8 record, missing the playoffs and getting Tebowd into irrelevancy. Crowning moment of their year was when ravens played down to Batch. Have fun with that memory, I’ll remember the echoes bouncing off the super dome.

  14. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Mar 27, 2013 11:03 AM
    The Ravens won’t dismantle Charlie Batch will they? Haha

    ______________________

    Congrats on that regular season Super Bowl victory. Did you used to make fun of the Ravens for that? Well, you can’t now because we currently possess the most current Lombardi. Funny how our qb never got credit when we had the best defense. How convenient! Oh yea, we were playing with HALF OF OUR TEAM hahaha. What a joke these Steelers and their fans are. Enjoy your nose-dive. Cowhers team is all but gone, and you won’t be relevent for a long time.

  15. Its no different than when we won our first SB and 9/11 happened, thus canceling the first week of football. Ravens just open on the road after they win.

  16. Smith has a great outlook on the situation. He knows there will be a relief of pressure off the team when they play the opener away. The team has received it’s just rewards and laurels for winning the championship in the past year. Getting to another SB is the priority for this team.

  17. The only thing I see getting “dismantled” is the Ravens Roster.

    ravenator says: Mar 27, 2013 10:25 AM

    Ravens will be fine opening on the road or at
    home. Either way, their opponent will be
    dismantled.

  18. poor nofool..clinging on to charlie batch’s regular season win over the ravens like its a lifeboat on the titanic. oh well…maybe he can fire up the ole vcr and watch tapes of the 70’s steelers super bowl wins

  19. scoobies05 | Mar 27, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT
    poor nofool..clinging on to charlie batch’s regular season win over the ravens like its a lifeboat on the titanic. oh well…maybe he can fire up the ole vcr and watch tapes of the 70′s steelers super bowl wins

    So let me see that would be eight recordings altogether. Yes I watch the two we lost and the SIX we won. Still much more than the barking terriers called the ravens. Look at look at me bark the little raven terriers. I hang on to my life boat you go nibble on your kibble little terrier.

  20. Oh, lookie here little man syndrome nofool is back at it again. This guy is an even worse troll than logicalvoice and bigbenownsthenfl, because I think nofool actually believes the drivel spewing from his mouth.

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