Let’s get to your Twitter questions!
Why does everyone cry about Flacco's contract and everyone is praising Carr's? A QB who has proven nothing!!— Jon Osborne (@RavensJ5) July 9, 2017
Answer: Statistically speaking, Carr has been more consistent, tossing 32 and 28 touchdowns in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Flacco’s career high is 27 touchdown passes, which he accomplished in 2014 under Gary Kubiak. The missing pieces for Carr however, include playoff success and a Super Bowl. To be fair, I’ve heard just as much criticism over Carr’s contract as I’ve heard over Flacco’s but it’s important to remember this: contracts are based on what the team believes you'll do over the lifetime of the contract, not what you've accomplished in the past. Since signing his contract, Flacco has missed the playoffs three out of four times, while Carr is trending upward.
Do you think an OC and a "Run game co-ordinator" can coexist in the same offense?— Brian M (@briski715) July 9, 2017
Answer: I believe they can, especially with the run game being an emphasis. It’s been well documented how little the Ravens ran the ball last year, and I think that leads to most of their struggles. I’ve hammered this point home a lot over the last few weeks, but Flacco has only made the playoffs once when he didn't have a 1,000 yard rusher. If the Ravens can establish a run game, it opens up the play-action game, and from there the rest of the offense.
Who is most likely to line up across from Suggs week 1? Bowser or Judon? Also do you think that player will still be starting week 17?— Chris O'Shea (@Official_OShea) July 8, 2017
Answer: That’s a tough one. We don't know how Bowser will translate until camp comes around, but I’d be inclined to say Judon just because we know more about him. This could change over the next month and a half as Bowser and Tim Williams get a chance to show what they're capable of.
What's the plan for the Tight End ?— O (@Original_O21) July 8, 2017
Answer: I believe the Ravens like the players they have at tight end. Injuries are a concern, but Gillmore and Williams can fill the void left behind by Pitta. At this point, your luck can't be that bad unless you're the 76ers.
Webb for safety or nickel? Much talk about nickel but no depth for safety— Migue Duran (@Miguedurn) July 8, 2017
Answer: I’m more inclined to say nickel, but that’s the beautiful thing about Webb, his versatility. Webb’s ability to play at both spots will allow Dean Pees to continue to disguise his coverages and fool opposing quarterbacks. The depth at safety is an issue, but again, Webb’s versatility will allow the Ravens to move him all over the field.
That’s it for this week’s mailbag! Make sure to check back Saturday for our next round of questions!
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