Torrey Smith admits he has left some plays on the field

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The Eagles continue to express confidence in Torrey Smith, believing the veteran can return to being the wide receiver he was in Baltimore.

No concern,” Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich said, via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News. “When you play enough and you get enough balls thrown to you . . . you’re going to have your miscues. Sometimes they come in bunches. In the immediate term, we’ve got a lot of confidence in Torrey. He’s been around a long time and has made a lot of plays.”

Smith dropped a pass that would have resulted in a big play in the first half against the Chargers. He ended up being targeted two other times, with one catch for 9 yards.

Afterward, he tweeted, “In the middle of the worst stretch of my career . . . I’ll bounce back . . . proud of the team.”

“When I looked back and thought about it, I exaggerated a little bit,” Smith said a few days later. “Obviously, there’s some plays I’ve left on the field that I could have made, should have made. It’s more just frustration with that, more than anything, but we’ve been winning, so it’s been able to mask that a little bit. If our offense is able to be productive, and I haven’t even played the way I’m supposed to play. When I get rolling, hopefully this Sunday [against Arizona], it’ll change our offense.”

Smith, who averaged 53.25 catches and 897.75 yards during his four years with Baltimore, has 10 catches for 134 yards and no touchdowns this season. He charges himself with four drops on 19 targets. Officially, STATS gives Smith only two drops, two behind NFL leaders Odell Beckham and Marqise Lee.

3 responses to “Torrey Smith admits he has left some plays on the field

  1. I think its still very early in the season to be giving up on smith, but i do think he should lose some snaps to rookie mack hollins. I think hollins deserves that.

  2. As an Eagles fan, I agree with his self-assessment. He’s not playing well. The Eagles success so far goes to show that a solid OL can make average talent at the skill positions into winners. They’ve got a lot of hard-working guys who are pretty good football players, no legit superstars and more importantly no divas, playing behind a very solid and cohesive offensive line. I like what they’re doing and hope Smith can get better. At least it’s not Agholor dropping passes this year; I think most of us thought that kid was done but he’s done a nice job rebounding into a decent role player.

  3. The football gods are still punishing him….not fighting for that ball in the divisional round of the 2014 playoffs has cursed him

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