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Addition of Maclin brings up question of wide receiver rotation

NFL: Preseason-Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens addition of Jeremy Maclin has been met with unaninimous praise. Some have even gone as far to say that the wide receiving corp that will be utilized by Joe Flacco in this coming season could be the best in franchise history.

In sets where three wide receivers will be deployed, Flacco will have an arsenal of explosive receivers at his disposal. However, the Ravens coaching staff has gone on record saying that they want to fix their running game and bring it to the forefront of the offense. Greg Roman has been known to utilize heavy formations so with that in mind, it would be wise for one to expect ‘12’ and ‘13’ personnel to figure as a staple of the offense.

In these formations, only two wide receivers will feature. With early reports seeing Breshad Perriman on the cusp of what could be a breakout season and with Jeremy Maclin being the most well rounded and proven receiver of the three, it leads one to assume that the best performing wide receiver of the three in 2016, Mike Wallace, will see his snaps decrease.

Some would advocate for the wideouts to be rotated in and out. I somehow believe that Joe Flacco does not prefer a rotation.

Wide receiver is a position that demands chemistry. Chemistry can only be built through repetition. To have different receivers rotated in and out given different situations would only hurt the consistency that could be acquired trough multiple repetitions with the same receivers in the same situations.