The Baltimore Ravens are struggling this year. They’ve had depth issues at wide receiver and tight end, they’ve been weak along the offensive line and in return the Ravens running game has been poor. Their Super Bowl winning quarterback Joe Flacco, who was awarded a huge contract this offseason, is struggling as well.
“It’s tough in the NFL to go out there and try to be Superman. It’s just impossible to do that,” Flacco said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. “So, I think that kind of keeps you in check and allows you to go out there and just play your game. It’s frustrating when you’re running off the field, and you’re not getting first downs, and you’re not scoring points. And that obviously has something to do with it — not being able to get that going — but we’ve got to be better in other parts of our game in order to help that out and in order to overcome that in certain times. We haven’t been able to get it going enough, and we haven’t been able to overcome it enough when it hasn’t worked for us.”
Flacco was played elite quarterback money to do elite quarterback things, some times that includes carrying a team that doesn’t have stars or is struggling. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has done that this season throwing to Julian Edelman and rookies Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins.