The offensive line for the Baltimore Ravens is bad. After four lost guards to season-ending injuries and retirement, it’s bleak. The Jacksonville Jaguars proved this with their defense pressuring Flacco on 13 of 29 passes.
But even with such injuries and issues, the Ravens wideouts haven’t performed anywhere near expectation. They have not helped their team.
- Jeremy Maclin: 7 catches | 95 yards | 2 TD
- Mike Wallace: 3 catches | 21 yards | 0 TD
- Breshad Perriman: 1 catch | 5 yards | 0 TD
Where is the high-flying attack with the fastest trio in the NFL? Wallace and Perriman are undoubtedly some of the fastest receivers in the NFL. Can this not be used in any other format than go-routes? Slants, breaks, curls are not being found, though their breaks in and out of routes should punish defensivebacks for trailing due to the worry of their speed.
Three weeks into the season, and their combined stats read: 11 catches, 121 yards and 2 TD’s.
There are 67 players in the league with 121 yards receiving.
I understand Baltimore ran the ball and dominated the Bengals. Cincinnati had zero response to the ground game, and there isn’t a reason to risk turning over the ball through the air, when the team is moving the chains on the turf. But through three games, the ‘star-caliber’ receiving weapons have produced next to nothing.
In order to move the offense, no team can be one-dimensional. Baltimore now cannot run, due to the interior of the line being in shambles. Defenses are taking advantage, but the Ravens aren’t pivoting to a style to rely less on the blocking. If they don’t figure it out soon, the team could be staring at a .500 record.