Torrey Smith is easily the most likable guy donning Ravens purple.  The Virginia native and Maryland Alum became a fan favorite during his breakout rookie season in 2011 and looks to build on that campaign with (potentially) some new weapons on offense in 2012.

This, Smith live chatted with Ravens fans over at and answered questions ranging from his opinion on Joe Flacco’s mustache to what he thinks about Ozzie Newsome drafting another receiver.

As the Ravens look to sign their franchise QB to a contract extension, one of Smith’s responses stuck out to me the most, his defense of Joe Flacco.

When asked why he thinks the medis disrespects Flacco he responded, “Because they need something to talk about.”

“..He has won more games in his first 4 years than any other qb in NFL history…” he added.  “He played one hell of a game in the AFC championship and put is in position to go to the Super Bowl…All he does is win..When he gets a ring he will get his respect..His stats are better than most of the greats over their first 4 years in the NFL..I think folks should judge him in time…He is still very young for a QB and he will get a ring sooner than later.”

Love the passion.  Not that you’d expect a different answer, but it is nice to see Smith so confident in his QB.