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Get the tight ends more involved

Sep 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive back Darian Stewart (26) intercepts a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore (80) during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

With so much youth at tight end, the Ravens seemed almost afraid to rely on them last Sunday. The starter, Crockett Gillmore, was only targeted once before the final drive. On that drive, he was targeted three times, and he had 2 key catches to keep the drive going, including a terrific 14 yard grab in heavy traffic on 4th and 9.

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On the final offensive play, Gillmore was thrown a jump ball in the end zone, but it was picked off by former Raven Darian Stewart. However, the ball was underthrown, and Gillmore had plenty of room in the back of the end zone to make the grab. Flacco could have throw it farther, and Gillmore probably would have had it.

Rookie 2nd round pick Maxx Williams was also targeted very little (only twice). On his lone catch, he showed great athleticism, taking a short screen pass 15 yards down the field. He has great run-after-catch ability, and if Flacco throws to him in the flat and down the middle of the field, Williams has the ability to make explosive plays.

The Ravens definitely have inexperience at TE, but just by watching the plays on Sunday, it is clear that they need to trust their young TEs more.

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