The Ravens wide receivers have been extremely lackluster through the first three weeks of the season. Newly acquired Jeremy Maclin has scored 2 touchdowns but hasn’t done too much outside of that. Mike Wallace has barely seen the ball and Breshad Perriman has been getting into the Halloween spirit early by doing his best ghost impression. Mike Wallace led the Baltimore receivers last year with over a thousand yards. Either he or Breshad must get going very soon, and I feel more confident it will be Wallace.
This offense needs more production from these wide receivers. Benjamin Watson, a 36-year-old tight end coming off of a torn Achilles, seems to be the only player consistently getting open. That’s a major problem going forward if things aren’t fixed. As we saw last week, the Ravens offense had zero success when playing from behind and not being able to rely on the run game. The biggest reason for this was the offensive line, but the receivers must also step up their game and help Flacco with quick throws when the line breaks down.
We know how deadly Mike Wallace can be on a quick slant, but we’ve yet to see that this year. This receiving corps talked about how they felt they could be one of the best in the league this offseason. Well, it’s time to start backing up that talk, and It starts with getting more production from Mike Wallace. After the game against Cleveland Wallace joked about how he needed the ball more. Well, to get the ball you must first get open Mike. Let’s hope things pick up for Mr. Wallace soon.