When the Baltimore Ravens drafted Arthur Brown, NFL observers everywhere penciled him in as the replacement for just-retired Ravens captain Ray Lewis.NFL Jerseys By Nike,Wholesale NFL Jerseys
Though no player—and certainly, no rookie—could truly replace Lewis, fans and media were excited for Brown's potential in the Ravens defense.cheap nba womens jerseys,NFL Football Jerseys
Instead, Brown is still stuck behind veteran Josh Bynes on the depth chart, per Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun, and the role Lewis used to play has been given to Daryl Smith.
Smith's nine seasons of quietly excellent run-stopping haven't put his inconspicuous name up on a national marquee. Yet the 2004 second-round pick left the Jacksonville Jaguars as their all-time leading tackler. After fighting a groin injury last season, a fully healthy Smith had no trouble walking into Baltimore and securing Lewis' old spot.
Per The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec, Smith is not only performing well, but "quarterbacking" the defense, wearing the radio helmet that allows him to relay play calls in from the sideline.cheap mlb jerseys,discount nfl jerseys
According to Zrebiec, Smith has done so well as the defense's figurative quarterback that when literal quarterback Joe Flacco was asked to name a defensive standout, Smith's name was right on the tip of his tongue.