In Sunday night’s 24-10 win over the
But Smith’s huge second-quarter interception that set up
“He did good,” Ravens linebacker
Smith, who missed four games earlier in 2011 with an ankle injury, has six tackles and a pair of picks in eight games. He has taken over for the injured
"[Smith is] starting to get some interceptions, obviously. He's tackling really well,” Harbaugh said. “But, we've got a lot of young players.
Williams said Sunday that Smith's emergence in the secondary has made an "overlooked" group even better.
"It's a good opportunity for the young guy to go out there and showcase his talent," the 26-year-old said. "Our back end is very talented and we often get overlooked, but we have guys who are capable of making plays."
With two interceptions in three games, Smith is starting to make more plays, though occasional mistakes are to be expected. He said that when McCoy found Browns tight end
There may be more growing pains as Smith continues to learn on the fly for a title contender, but Smith, who does not lack for confidence in the least bit, says he is "definitely ready" if his responsibilities should increase.