By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
10:07 AM EDT, October 23, 2012
Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith proved susceptible to double-moves in his first game as the replacement for Lardarius Webb, who's out for the season with a torn left anterior cruciate ligament.
Texans wide receiver Kevin Walter exploited that shortcoming in Smith's game, catching four passes for 74 yards and one touchdown during a 43-13 victory over the Ravens on Sunday at Reliant Stadium.
"They double-moved me quite a few times," Smith said. "Anytime they got separation, it was a double-move. There were some ups and downs. A corner has to maintain his focus the whole game."
Smith finished with four tackles, but deflected no passes.
"Jimmy played well, except for the double moves," said Harbaugh, who praised nickel back Corey Graham. "He did a nice job, but you can’t get beat on double moves. He knows that.
"That’s going to be his issue going forward. You have to try to find a way to cover those stop routes, but still be on top of the deep routes."
Texans quarterback Matt Schaub threw two touchdown passes, wasn't intercepted, completing 23 of 37 passes for 256 yards for a 100.7 quarterback rating.
The Texans had 420 yards of total offense and 27 first downs.
"It's beyond embarrassing," Smith said. "I'm embarrassed, of coure. Our team is embarrassed. We've got to chalk it up and go back to the drawing board.
"I, 100 percent, believe in our team. Just because we laid an egg, doesn't mean we're going to lose the next time. We're still the Baltimore Ravens."