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ICYMI: Ravens QB Joe Flacco blames himself for offensive woes

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is arguably off to the worst start to a season in his nine year NFL career. Flacco so far on the season has five touchdowns, six interceptions with a passer rating of 75.4.

Despite the fact that the Ravens fired offensive coordinator Marc Trestman and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Marty Mornhinweg, the Ravens offense still has issues moving the ball and Flacco blames himself for it.

"I'm obviously not playing good enough," Flacco noted Wednesday via ESPN.com. "We're not a good offense, and it starts with the quarterback. I got to be better."

Yes, Flacco does have to be better. When you are the not only the highest paid player on a team, but have a contract that makes you one of the highest paid players in NFL history, a lot is expected of you. The Ravens offense, even with the injuries along the offensive line, is unacceptable.

In this day and age in the NFL where league rules are favored towards offenses, the Ravens being ranked 24th in yards per game averaging 332 yards compared to the league leader averaging 101 yards more per game (433) just isn’t cutting it. The Ravens only have 10 offensive touchdowns in the NFL which is tied for last in the league.

Not to mention, Flacco has bad mechanics in the pocket as he constantly throws off of his back foot, he’s anticipating a pass rush at times where a rush isn’t even there. These type of issues just are not the type of problems the Ravens need to have at this point as Flacco just received a contract extension in the offseason.