Joe Flacco proved to be what was truly wrong with Ravens Offense.

They Proved I Was Right

Joe Flacco proved to be what was truly wrong with Ravens Offense.By James Turnage

My wife is wrong, I am always right. Earlier this week I wrote an article stating that I thought the Baltimore Ravens firing of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was a diversion from what is truly wrong with their offense. Today proved I made an accurate assessment of the many problems they have.

It begins with their quarterback, Joe Flacco. The Ravens did not have a single first down until 7 minutes and 40 seconds were left in the first half. I said that they had a chance if Ray Rice touched the ball around 50 times. At this point he had his hands on the rock only 4 times.

The Ravens defense was acceptable, until Knowshon Moreno began running the ball effectively, and Peyton Manning carved up the defense with precision passes.

With just over 20 seconds left in the first half, Flacco, with major assistance from Ray Rice, moved the ball down to the 5 yard line. Then Flacco did what Flacco does best. He threw the ball to the other team for a “pick six”. Half time score, Denver 17, Baltimore 0.

The Denver defense took pity on the lackluster Ravens offense. With 2:04 left in the game, the score was 34-17, when Flacco attempted to make a pass he seldom completes. On 4th down, he tried a sideline pass for a first down. It was incomplete. Baltimore had no time outs left, so Peyton Manning and the Broncos simply had to run out the clock.

If the Steelers win today, with the Ravens facing the Giants next week and the Bengals in the last week, they could end up being a wild card team.

Yep, they did the right thing. Cam Cameron was the whole problem.

James Turnage

News Correspondent-The Guardian Express

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