Ravens lose to Titans: 3 personnel problems sticking out
Things aren’t good Ravens fans. The first problem the Ravens don’t have enough talent on offense:
Even if the Baltimore Ravens had Ronnie Stanley and Nick Boyle, the offense would leave a lot to be desired. Their number one receiver is not really a number one receiver. Marquise Brown got the benefit of the doubt in 2019 because everyone was so excited about his potential. This is not a good second season for the receiver out of Oklahoma. It’s starting to look like the Ravens picked the wrong receiver in the 2019 draft.
The rest of the receiving corps isn’t good enough either. Miles Boykin didn’t have a catch against the Titans. That’s not shocking. Dez Bryant only had four receptions for 28 yards and it was the best stat line of any wide receiver. That’s a problem. Mark Andrews is the one big-time play-maker the Ravens have. He’s inconsistent this year however, every team knows he’s the one guy that can make them pay.
The offensive line started poorly and now it’s becoming a tragic soap opera. Every week you just won’t believe how bad it can get. D.J. Fluker is not the answer at right tackle, something the presence of Will Holden seemed to point out on Sunday. Honestly, Patrick Mekari and Bradley Bozeman are the only two linemen who have played all that solidly in the past three games.
This is an offense where Lamar Jackson is supposed to be a difference-maker, a difference-maker that makes up for a lot of things. It’s actually hard to take issue with Jackson this season. It hasn’t been perfect and there have been a couple of really bad games. That being said, he’s the one good thing the offense can point to.
The rookies are exciting. J.K. Dobbins and Devin Duvernay give a good bit of hope to the Ravens in the future. It doesn’t change enough in the present moment to matter all that much though. The Ravens need a premium talent or at least some store brand caliber goods on the offense.