An Offense That Figuring It Out
The Ravens offensive line is still a concern but the Ravens offense is getting on track. The offense exploded in the second half of their last game against the Browns. It still hasn’t been as good as we want it to be, but it has been better since the bye week. The Ravens offense is starting to gel and come together. They’ve figured out a few things.
Marty Mornhinweg has shown improvement in his play-calling. The Ravens are starting to realize that a balanced attack that features a good bit of the ground game is best. Against the Browns, Flacco still threw the football 41 times, but he also handed it off 31 times. The Ravens may have figured out the balance they need from Terrance West and Kenneth Dixon. West got 15 more carries than Dixon but Dixon got involved in the passing game. The Louisiana Tech star grabbed five passes for 42 yards, including a dazzling 16 yard play.
Steve Smith Sr. being on the field makes a huge difference for Flacco. Smith Sr. had five receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown. The Ravens spread the ball out. When Smith Sr. is on the field, defenses know he is the go to guy. This allows players like Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman and Dennis Pitta to step up. The offense still isn’t where it needs to be, but there are signs of life moving forward.