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Ravens plan to use Dennis Pitta in a variety of ways

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The Ravens and tight end Dennis Pitta have already agreed on a contract extension, so there’s no chance of a franchise tag squabble like the one that the Saints and Jimmy Graham have been engaged in this offseason.

That squabble has been focused on where Graham lines up on offense and whether or not he fits the textbook definition of a tight end, something that could also be up for discussion in regard to Pitta when the 2014 season comes to an end. Pitta has been lining up all over the offense, from the backfield to split wide, in offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak’s scheme and he expects to do even more moving around the formation as things unfold.

“I have done a lot of different things in this offense already,” Pitta said, via the Baltimore Sun. “I would assume that would continue to increase, but I’m trying to get down the basics still right now and trying to be effective at some of our basic plays, and hopefully, I can get in a position where I can play a variety of positions.”

Kubiak’s offenses in Houston made frequent use of multiple tight ends and Owen Daniels has joined the Ravens this offseason in a move that signals more of the same in Baltimore this season. Daniels’ familiarity with the scheme should allow Kubiak to deploy both tight ends creatively alongside Torrey Smith and Steve Smith in an offense with more passing options than they had last season.

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21 Responses to “Ravens plan to use Dennis Pitta in a variety of ways”
  1. xbam1 says: Jul 9, 2014 9:59 AM

    sure they are until he gets injured!

  2. ravens2014 says: Jul 9, 2014 10:00 AM

    why does pft always use that picture of pitta? seems like an odd choice.

  3. GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says: Jul 9, 2014 10:13 AM

    Mainly to act as a defender once Flacco has thrown another pick.

  4. Steeley McBeam says: Jul 9, 2014 10:20 AM

    I think the best solution to the TE/WR debate is to commit a smaller set of jersey numbers to TEs. That way they have to choose before the season, or really their career, begins to wear a TE number (say 76-82). Then the franchise tag is applied to the number, not to the number of yards away from the tackle the player is on 51% of plays. This would work for the DE/OLB problem as well.

    And oh yeah, Pitta is no Graham.

  5. steelerben says: Jul 9, 2014 10:37 AM

    ravens2014 says:
    Jul 9, 2014 10:00 AM
    why does pft always use that picture of pitta? seems like an odd choice.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Because it looks like he is trying to drink with his ear and that is funny.

  6. Bull Rush says: Jul 9, 2014 10:47 AM

    One of the most exciting things I’m looking forward to seeing is the Pitta and Daniels combo if they are anywhere near their pre-injury selves.

  7. bringin1234 says: Jul 9, 2014 10:50 AM

    note to NFL….next CBA, clearly define the positions so we don’t have to hear about this anymore

  8. ravens2xworldchamps says: Jul 9, 2014 11:37 AM

    Best franchise in sports history.

    The Baltimore Ravens.

    Super Bowl tight end Dennis Pitta

  9. clashpoint says: Jul 9, 2014 11:53 AM

    I think we already have a position name for eligible receivers that line up between where wrs usually line up and where tight ends usually line up, it’s used all the time but it’s just not official yet: Slot receiver.

    Slot receivers generally come in two types, the quick, smaller wr types epitomized by Wes Welker; and the tall physical tight end types types, epitomized by Jimmy Graham. They both mostly line up in the same place though. Either is capable of lining up on the outside, but when lined up in the slot the offense is looking for a match up advantage. Ah well, I’m sure this will solve itself sooner or later anyways.

  10. ravens2xworldchamps says: Jul 9, 2014 12:41 PM

    We are the greatest.

    We don’t lose Super Bowls

    2x World Champion Baltimore Ravens

  11. bengalguy says: Jul 9, 2014 12:52 PM

    Try QB!

  12. enoughofthatalready says: Jul 9, 2014 1:59 PM

    Best franchise in sports history.

    The Baltimore Ravens.

    Super Bowl tight end Dennis Pitta
    -
    3 things above that do not originate from Baltimore. Best franchise in sports history are probably from either Yankees, Celtics or Packers. The Baltimore Ravens came from Cleveland. Dennis Pitta was born in California. Try again.

  13. vikesr4reel says: Jul 9, 2014 2:02 PM

    Try him at quarterback, there is a deperate need on this Ravens team..

  14. surfinbird1 says: Jul 9, 2014 2:04 PM

    They now have him testing how high the water bubblers shoot.

  15. williamshatnerstoupee says: Jul 9, 2014 2:08 PM

    Baltimore Ravens:

    An 8-8 team, third in the division.

  16. scoobies05 says: Jul 9, 2014 2:16 PM

    wow. a Vikings fan commenting on qb play. that’s like a Bengals fan commenting on qb play. lol

  17. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 9, 2014 3:07 PM

    Special teams target for Terrence Garvin.

  18. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 9, 2014 3:09 PM

    Chasing down defenders strolling in for pick 6.

  19. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 9, 2014 3:10 PM

    Bench warmer.

  20. pittsburghdamned says: Jul 10, 2014 2:07 AM

    Hope he can play quarterback.

    All you’ll need is stick to draw in the dirt.

  21. Ed Bandell says: Jul 10, 2014 11:21 PM

    “3 things above that do not originate from Baltimore. Best franchise in sports history are probably from either Yankees, Celtics or Packers. The Baltimore Ravens came from Cleveland. Dennis Pitta was born in California. Try again.”

    The New York Yankees were actually the Baltimore Orioles in 1901 and 1902.

    The Indianapolis Colts came from Baltimore.

    Most players in the NFL are not on teams in the state where they were born.

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