Baltimore Ravens: Getting Results From Unexpected Places
Players Who Are Bouncing Back
The purple and black have also gotten a lot out of veterans that many counted out already. For example, nobody expected Dennis Pitta to catch over 60 passes after back to back hip injuries. Flacco has leaned on Pitta. When the Ravens have been at their best this season, Pitta has been involved. The veteran tight end has caught 61 passes fo4 529 yards and has scored two touchdowns. In the comeback against the Cleveland Browns in week two, Pitta had nine receptions for 102 yards. In the blowout against the Dolphins he had nine receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Good things happen when Pitta gets involved.
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Steve Smith Sr. may be the most energetic player the Ravens have and he’s 37, coming off of a brutal injury. Number 89 has 54 receptions this season for 589 yards and three touchdowns. If there is one wide receiver that Flacco trusts it’s him. Flacco by the way, looks like he is heating up. He finally has something to give him some confidence.
And then there is Mike Wallace. The veteran came to Baltimore as a fairly cheap free agent coming off the worst year of his career. Wallace has been one of the few players capable of making the Ravens offense exciting. Wallace looks as fast as he ever did, and his impact has been undeniable.
Lardarius Webb has been huge at the free safety position and many fans were ready to boo him out of town last season. Webb may not be able to reprise his former stardom at the cornerback position but he still has football in him.