Torrey Smith’s introduction to the NFL caught the attention of Jets coach and former Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan. Smith hauled in three touchdown passes from Joe Flacco in his first three receptions in the league and put the Ravens ahead of the Rams early in week two.
“He’s a fast guy and all that kind of stuff, but I don’t think he’ll have equal success this week,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said according to Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com. “If he does, then I’ll just stay in Baltimore.”
Ryan told reporters that his preparation for the Smith won’t solely be based on his performance against the Rams. “We’ve played against speed receivers in the past and we’ll have an idea on how to play him,” he said. “If we want to shut him down, we can always just put Revis on him.”
I like that idea, keep Anquan Boldin open.
Ryan probably should worry about his defense’s ability to stop the ran rather than the pass. The Jets rank 31st in run defense allowing 136.7 rushing yards per game. The once fearful Jets D got scorched last week by Darren McFadden who put up 171 yards and scored twice in the Raiders 34-24 win over New York.