Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 11/6/12
Cary Williams (age 27) and Jimmy Smith (age 22) have been thrust into a high-pressure role as starting cornerbacks for the Baltimore Ravens (6-2). That's largely due to the season-ending injury to Pro Bowl quality corner Lardarius Webb (ACL). But it also has a lot to do with the struggling front seven of the Ravens' defense. Giving up the run without getting substantial pressure on opposing quarterbacks is putting more pressure on the corners...and tending to magnify any mistakes WIlliams and Smith do make.         \ Jimmy Smith (left) and Cary Williams have had up and down moments at cornerback so far in 2012...but are improving with experience...and it doesn't hurt that Haloti Ngata and Terrell Suggs are working their way back into healthy game shape, which bodes well for the Ravens pass rush. Cary Williams is a nice surprise providing emergency depth at cornerback. At 6-1,190, in his 5th year out of Washburn College, Williams was signed by the Raven...
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