Daryl Smith


Ravens’ Early-Round 2013 Draft Failures Still Being Felt

When it comes to the NFL Draft, just about nobody commands the same sort of reputation in today’s game as the Baltimore Ravens’ Ozzie Newsome, and while the merits of that prestige can be debated, it is none the less true that they have, overall, been a good team when…




Ravens Will Have Pick Of Top Players At Several Positions

It is likely that at some point over the course of the past week you have been made aware that both the Rams and the Eagles have traded up to the first and second spots of the 2016 NFL Draft, respectively, with an eye toward drafting a quarterback. You are…


Steelers Vs. Ravens 2015 Week 16: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2015 Week 16 Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5) vs. Baltimore Ravens (4-10) Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET Site: M&T Bank Stadium (71,008) • Baltimore, Md. Playing Surface: Sportexe Momentum TV Coverage: CBS-TV (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2) Announcers: Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Trent Green (color analyst), Jamie Erdahl (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network –…


Ravens Injury Report: CB Jimmy Smith Ends Week As Probable

The Baltimore Ravens final injury report for Week 16 is now in and it shows three players as being probable for Sundays game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not practicing again on Friday were wide receiver Marlon Brown (back) and linebacker Albert McClellan (ankle). Brown has officially been ruled out for…


Steelers Film Room: Will Johnson Vs Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense was without tight end Matt Spaeth, one of the team’s best run blockers and a key fixture in their rushing game, when they played the Ravens last Thursday night. In fact, due to the injury, they elected to make do with just one true tight end…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Ravens Game Notes

My game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens. First Half – Kick return unit. Ross Ventrone, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Shamarko Thomas the front five. Robert Golden right behind. Will Johnson, Roosevelt Nix, and L.T. Walton, filling in for Matt Spaeth,…


Steelers Film Room: David DeCastro Vs Ravens

For every year since 2013, I have been watching David DeCastro, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2012 first-round draft pick, at right guard, looking for the improvements necessary to vault him to the Pro Bowl status that he was pegged with back then when he was regarded as a steal. The guard…


Steelers Film Room: Ravens Sack Breakdown

A closer look at the four sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week Four. 1. 3rd and 5, 7:35 2nd. 12 personnel. Seven block against a five man rush. Linebacker Daryl Smith, #51, is going to blitz and eventually slide down two gaps. It’s five blockers to that side,…


Baltimore Ravens Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


Previewing The AFC North: Baltimore Ravens

As training camp fast approaches, I’ve decided to break down the current state of the rest of the AFC North heading into the 2015 NFL preseason. A comprehensive Pittsburgh Steelers breakdown will follow my analysis of their three divisional opponents early next week. We’ll being by taking an in-depth look at the Baltimore…