After one of the worst loses in recent memory, Joe Flacco was visibly distraught in his post-game press conference. Flacco showing any kind of emotion is always a surprise, but to show it in a post-game press conference was damming.
The main criticism of Marc Trestman passing game was the lack of chances taken to attack deep down the field. He could not tailor his offense to the personnel.
Enter Marty Mornhinweg. With Michael Vick, his Eagles offences were deep shot artists. Many will remember the opening play of the Monday night beatdown administered to the Washington Redskins, where Vick hit DeSean Jackson for an 88 -yard touchdown.
Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman have been heavily underused so far. With the Redskins taking a man-heavy approach, Trestman did not even attempt to motion Wallace inside to find safeties to abuse on skinny and deep post routes, as was done against the Buffalo Bills. Breshad Perriman had two opportunies to make big plays. He failed to take advantage. However, Perriman found himself in good positions, coming wide open beating Josh Norman, showing the kind of ability he possesses. Expect Mornhinweg to show better awareness of mismatches to be had.
The Ravens offense needs more from the vertical passing game. They have the personnel, they just need the right play calls.