"It's going to be a nice challenge for us, but that's something that you look forward to as a competitor," Torrey Smith said when asked about facing Patriots cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Darrelle Revis. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)
When Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith breaks the huddle Saturday against the New England Patriots, he anticipates having cornerback Brandon Browner frequently matching up against him.
Browner is one of the biggest and most physical corners in the NFL at 6-feet-4, 221 pounds. His style is based on roughing up wide receivers.
And Torrey Smith expects to see plenty of Browner during an AFC divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium instead of Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis is expected to line up against Steve Smith most of the time.
"You have to prepare for both, but I'm watching probably Browner a little more," Torrey Smith said. "I just think they're going to try to have a bigger body on me, try to be a little physical at the line. I'll check him out a little bit more, but I've played against both of them.
"I was a young pup, but I've played against them both and I've gotten a lot better since then. I'll be ready for it. It was definitely different seeing Revis walk out on me as a rookie, but that's just pretty cool."