By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
3:49 PM EDT, October 16, 2013
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith doesn't engage in much trash talking with opposing cornerbacks.
The former Maryland standout prefers to let his play deliver a message.
In the case of talkative Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor, though, Smith tends to make an exception. Taylor has a knack for drawing receivers into a running conversation during games.
"I think he's a smart guy," Smith said. "He's been around for a while, so he knows what it takes to be successful. I haven't met anyone that talks as much trash as him. When I get to play him, it's always pretty fun because I'm not a guy who talks, but he gets it out of me every single time."
Smith caught one pass for seven yards last season while being shadowed by Taylor during a Ravens win last season at Heinz Field. And Smith caught three passes for 33 yards against the Steelers in a loss at M&T Bank Stadium.
"I have a lot of respect for him," said Smith, who has 28 catches for 568 yards and one touchdown this season after being held to a season-low one reception for a dozen yards in a 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers last Sunday. "Obviously, he's been one of the top corners in the game for a while. You know he's going to bring it, and you have to bring your 'A' game as well."