Torrey Smith was as surprised as anybody. He reported to the Under Armour Performance Center on Jan. 27 for a workout, like it was any other offseason day. However, it wasn’t long before he ran into head coach John Harbaugh and learned the news. “Harbaugh saw me and was like, ‘Hey come here, I want you to meet our new coordinator.’ I was like, ‘alright,’” Smith said. “I walk in and there’s Coach Kubiak. I was excited, just knowing what he’s done in the past and his credibility in the league. I’m looking forward to learning from him.” Smith spoke to reporters on Tuesday at Dickey Hill Elementary/Middle School, where he dedicated a literary oasis for students. The hiring of Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator figures to be one of several changes that the Ravens make this offseason on the offensive side of the ball. General Manager Ozzie Newsome and Harbaugh have been open about their desire to add more targets for quarterback Joe Flacco, who struggled mightily last season, throwing a franchise-record 22 interceptions. The former Maryland standout said that he’d welcome another receiver to join a group that is currently in transition beyond Smith and Marlon Brown, a revelation in his rookie season with seven touchdowns. Jacoby Jones could leave as an unrestricted free agent and it’s not certain that the Ravens will tender a contract offer to restricted free agent Tandon Doss. The other four receivers on the Ravens’ roster - Deonte Thompson, Kamar Aiken, Gerrard Sheppard (Towson) and Aaron Mellette – are all unproven options.
Torrey Smith excited to play under Gary Kubiak, would welcome another pass catcher
Baltimore Sun | Feb 26