Wednesday Player of the Week
September 26th 2012 16:59
Most plays/player of the week come during the weekend, but I thought Wednesday was a perfect day for mine. Play is obviously the most important factor in my decision; there are other things I think about as well. This weeks winner went up and beyond for his team.
Name: Torrey Smith
Team: Baltimore Ravens
Sunday morning a call is made to Torrey Smith that no one ever wants to recieve. Losing a love one is very difficult, but he lost his little brother. To me this has to be even harder; you expect your grandparents and even parents to die before you grow old. I don't think anyone believes they lose someone pretty much their own age.
I would lose my mind if I lost either my brother or sister. Smith wasn't just a brother, he took care of his little brother; made him breakfast and bathed him. Is it possible to be any closer? Is it possible to go out and play a game? Thats all football really is.
Well the answer for Torrey was yes. He went out there as an area kid who went to the University of Maryland and put on his Baltimore Ravens uniform with the rest of his team. What do they all say to him? I have no idea. No one would have thought twice about it if he decided not to play. He played for sure. 6 catches for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns. None of the catches were deep balls really, which is what I have come to expect from Smith. He ran great routes and made great plays. Without him the Ravens would have fallen to 1-2.
Even without great play Torrey Smith would have still been the winner for me. You could see the emotion while he sat on the sideline, but when he stepped between the white lines he was focused. Doing what most of us couldn't and doing it for the right reasons shows great character. Congragulations and good to Smith, and you are in everyone's thoughts and prayers.
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