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The lack of production has raised concerns that Maclin and quarterback Joe Flacco lack chemistry, but Maclin rejected the premise.
“I’m not going to sit here and say that there is or whatever,” he said after Wednesday afternoon’s practice. “But for whatever reason, especially in the last game, it just didn’t click. I’m not going to beat myself up about it. That’s what preparation is for. So we’ll continue to go out there and continue to get on the same page.”
After a very short stint with the Cleveland Browns last season, Griffin was yet again looking for a new team. It just so happened at the same time Baltimore was dealing with some quarterback controversy. Joe Flacco injured his back during training camp and was expected to miss all of the preseason and possibly several weeks of the regular season as well. The Ravens backup QB was Ryan Mallett.
RGIII visited with the Ravens and according to a recent report today by Adam Schefter, almost signed with the team. We don’t know how legitimate this claim is, as it came from Griffin himself, but I see no reason for him to lie about it. Would RGIII have been an upgrade over Ryan Mallet? Who knows at this point. Good thing Flacco was able to start week 1 and we never had to worry about such a thing though.
Collins has shown off just how talented he is, he honestly reminds me a bit of Marshawn Lynch with how physical of a runner he is (which makes sense given he had the nickname “Beast Mode Jr.” when he was with the Seattle Seahawks).
But Collins has shown he’s not just a ground-and-pound between-the-tackles runner, he’s got the speed and the dexterity to run on the outside and dodge tackles.
So far this season, Collins has carried the ball 162 times for 825 yards, with a 5.1 yards per carry. That yards per carry is good for fourth in the NFL, ahead of some notable names like Mark Ingram, Devonta Freeman, Todd Gurley, and LeSean McCoy.
This week, the Ravens defensive backs are tasked with rebounding from the performance Steelers wideout Antonio Brown had against them on Sunday Night Football.
There’s nothing better to help turn the page than another big challenge coming down the pike.
Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is nothing like Brown. Gordon’s 6-foot-3, 225 pounds while Brown is 5-10, 181, and they play the game differently.
What they have in common, however, is that they’re both super-talented. The Ravens will be on high alert this Sunday in Cleveland.