3. Do the days of wide receiver Steve Smith being the centerpiece of the Ravens' passing attack feel as far away for others as they do for me? Smith's first four games, which include the Blood and Guts Bowl against his former team, the Carolina Panthers, saw the 35-year-old wide receiver catch 25 passes for 429 yards (17.2 yards per catch) and three touchdowns. In six games since, Smith has 24 catches for 299 yards (10.3 YPC). Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak refers to improvised plays as "off-schedule," and plays like Smith's 80-yard touchdown in Week 1 and his tip-drill touchdown against Carolina count as that. It could be the case that this was Smith's role in the Kubiak offense all along, and the early big plays only inflated it. Or, and don't let him hear me say it, he may be slowing down as the season goes on.