Last night’s Ravens/Steelers game was epic. And I know that “epic” is one of those overused words, especially among the “millennial” generation, but “epic” describes the back and forth play between these two teams. And, just as it’s happened on many occasions before, Ravens kicker Justin Tucker tied–and later, in overtime–won the game with his mostly automatic boot. So, should Ravens Nation be worried now that we’ve gotten the first win in the books? Eh…maybe.
1. The Ravens offense is running out of bodies — Steve Smith, Sr. had a back contusion brought on by him, well, being Steve Smith, Sr. and people not respecting the man. I’m sorry, but anyone who’s 5’7″ and still will willingly knock someone out taller than him? Eff a Napolean Complex. Steve Smith, Sr. is a G, straight and true. But, ego fapping aside, the Ravens’ injury list is…growing. And since Breshad Perriman doesn’t seem to be playing at any point this season, there’s cause for concern. The Ravens need wide receivers–not guys who have three catches on the season. Part of that lies on the O-line not giving Flacco enough time. Part of that lies on BS calls against the offense. But the receiving corps has got to step up. Steve Smith, Sr. is (possibly maybe most likely) retiring this year and losing pisses him off (and a speared in the back gets you on his “lifetime hit list”).
|See? If Flacco doesn’t get time in the backfield, he’s sad.|