For the second time this week, Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun has written about the “sense of frustration” Joe Flacco had with some aspects of the Ravens game plan against the Patriots.
The issue seems to be around Baltimore’s supposedly conservative play calling late in the Ravens loss, and Flacco’s ability to audible. Preston reports Flacco and offensive coordiantor Cam Cameron met on the issue Monday.
“There are plans to allow Flacco to take control of the offense more and
more, and practically give him full control down the final stretch of
the season,” Preston writes.
It doesn’t appear this is a major issue. Flacco has played very well of late and the Ravens have “nothing but praise” for Flacco on or off record. It sounds like Flacco would just like more ability to change plays.
We’re also not sure the Ravens were so conservative against New England. The Patriots adjusted their defense late and began to drop two safeties deep, finally slowing down Baltimore. Flacco took the check down too often. It happens.
Preston suggests, though, there may be other issues here.
“Hopefully, the meeting with Cameron has put both back on the same
page,” Preston writes. “If this team can focus, and put aside personal goals on both
offense and defense, the Ravens have a shot at winning a championship. Right now, though, everyone is not on board. That has to change going into the second half of the season.”