Purple Friday Q&A: Everything Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers
The Baltimore Ravens are ready for the biggest showdown the AFC North slate to this point.
@edthehead84 asks: Is this the game we free Devin Duvernay, or do we use Miles Boykin more?
Answer: I mean it has to be right? This is a game where the Baltimore Ravens need to get all the big plays that they can. Devin Duvernay albeit in a small sample size, has proven that he’s a play-maker. He had the kickoff return against the Kansas City Chiefs for a touchdown. He had a run of over 40 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals. How he hasn’t been a bigger part of the offense? He’s fast, with good hands and did I mention how fast he is? So if this isn’t the week that Duvernay gets a significant amount of targets, give me a break.
Results haven’t been there for Miles Boykin. In six games he has 11 catches for 122 yards and no touchdowns. His longest reception has been a 25 yard gain and he’s averaging just over 22 yards per game. Duvernay as I know you agree Ed, has earned a chance to be the second target behind Marquise Brown. The Ravens have the information we have. They’ve been watching the tape of the same games we have watched on Sunday. This is the obvious decision. Free Duvernay. Let his role in the offense grow.
Now, I do think there is a spot for both Duvernay and Boykin in the offense. They can exist together as viable options in the passing game. The key is the Ravens need to think of Duvernay as more than just a slot receiver. He’s a weapon. Let’s see him get some vertical routes. Let’s see him work a little more on the outside. Get him one on one with a defensive back and the traits Duvernay has makes him a tough player to cover. I don’t care if he’s a rookie if I’m calling the plays. I’m thinking of his talent and letting him go get after it.