As you already know, Ravens rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith had quite the debut on Sunday against the Rams. Smith got his first career start and lit the world on fire scoring three touchdowns on his first three receptions in the first 15 minutes of the game.
It was a debut that got the entire country talking. Hell, even Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com, who called the Ravens lucky for their week one win over the Steelers, gave Smith credit in his column on Monday.
But one national writer, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, compared Torrey Smith’s debut to Randy Moss’. “It was a debut that conjured memories of Randy Moss, who torched the Cowboys with three catches for 163 yards and three touchdowns on Thanksgiving in 1998,” Florio wrote. He points out that Moss’ debut was in front of a national audience while Smith’s performance wasn’t even on during the primetime slot. “If it had happened on national television and/or in prime time, Torrey Smith would have been the toast of the league this week.”
We’ll show him love in Baltimore though.