Joe Flacco Has Been Put In Tough Spots Since Super Bowl
A Lackluster Receiving Corps:
Steve Smith is an incredible inspiration and he was a great answer for the Ravens problems at the wide receiver position. When he suffered a season ending injury in 2015, Flacco had nobody to throw the football to. Breshad Perriman was the Ravens number one pick that year, and injury made him miss his rookie season. When Kamar Aiken catches 75 passes in a season and is clearly your best receiver, that says it all.
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Mike Wallace was a nice addition in 2016, but at best he should be a speedy number three receiver. Perriman is obviously not ready to be the star he was drafted to be. Smith had an on and off again relationship with injuries and Aiken essentially vanished.
Even with the obvious problem area being the weaponry around Flacco, the Ravens remainb the most pass happy offense in the NFL. The Ravens have invested in their quarterback but they have failed to give him what he needs to play like he did in that epic playoff run or even the 2014 season.