Ravens struggle to find wide receiver help
Congratulations to the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco who received a massive deal during the offseason. There is only one problem, other than Torrey Smith, who is Flacco throwing the ball to?
The Ravens lost a total 0f 10 players from the Super Bowl roster, including Anquan Boldin, who was traded away.
While Torrey Smith gives Flacco a deep threat, the Ravens didn’t address the position until the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft, and now a number of questions exist.
According to BaltimoreRavens.com, if a game was to be played today veteran Jacoby Jones would be the No. 2 starter.
“Jacoby right now is the No. 2 guy,” Wide Receivers Coach Jim Hostler said Wednesday. “So right now, Torrey and Jacoby are starting, so that’s definitely going to be more than Jacoby did last year.”
Jones was the No. 3 wideout last season and was primarily used as a speedy downfield threat. He finished the year with 30 catches for 406 yards and a touchdown. He added five more catches for 147 yards and two memorable touchdowns in the playoffs.
Jacoby Jones is locked into a competition with a number of younger players including Tandon Doss ,Deonte Thompson, David Reed, LaQuan Williams, and Tommy Streeter.
“All of those guys are battling for that second, third and fourth spot,” Hostler said. “And it’s all real close.”
Jones was a starter in 2011 with the Texans when he finished with 31 catches for 512 yards and two touchdowns. It’s safe to say the Ravens are going to need more production from that spot.