The Ravens clearly miss having a dependable threat across the middle.
Watching former Raven Anquan Boldin catch 13 passes for 208 yards for the 49ers this afternoon won’t help.
And in all likelihood, tomorrow’s attempt to fix things might not either.
Ballard seemed like a good idea when the Patriots claimed him off waivers a year ago. But all reports out of New England this summer had him as a step slow.
But the Ravens are bordering on desperate after losing Dennis Pitta to a hip injury, and failing to get much out of their other tight end options in the opener.