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Joe Flacco finds offensive performance “embarrassing”

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 09:  Trent Murphy #93 of the Washington Redskins sacks Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens in the third quarter during a football game at M&T Bank Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) Getty Images

After the Ravens lost to the Raiders in Week Four, quarterback Joe Flacco lamented the ways the offense has been making it “tough on ourselves” this season.

Sunday’s game against the Redskins saw the Ravens turn in an offensive performance that was even less impressive than they’d managed against Oakland. They gained 306 yards, converted just three of the 15 third downs they faced and didn’t complete a pass of more than 15 yards all day against a defense that was playing without a slew of defensive backs.

“It is frustrating. I’m not happy,” Flacco said, via ESPN.com. “It’s embarrassing to run off the field in front of your home fans, in front of your teammates. … Our defense is putting up awesome plays week after week, and we’re just running off the field. It doesn’t feel good as a quarterback, the leader of this offense, to do that.”

The Ravens jumped out to an early 7-0 on a drive that saw them run the ball five times for 49 yards. They’d end the first quarter with 11 runs for 74 yards, but ran the ball just seven times the rest of the day despite leading at the half and never falling behind by more than one score in the final two quarters.

Coach John Harbaugh said that the team “can’t find continuity” on offense. Sticking with the things that are working would be one way to discover it.

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41 Responses to “Joe Flacco finds offensive performance “embarrassing””
  1. sportmigos says: Oct 10, 2016 8:45 AM

    smh Baldinger’s cat strikes again

  2. logast says: Oct 10, 2016 8:47 AM

    Not exactly living up to that big contract, is he?

  3. flash1287 says: Oct 10, 2016 8:47 AM

    Say it ain’t so, Jump Ball Joe…

  4. alcottclan235 says: Oct 10, 2016 8:48 AM

    joeflaccoallday says:

    Oct 4, 2016 7:56 AM
    Shut up cheater
    _________________________________________

    This is a post one the Ravens fans put on a story about Brady coming back. Yesterdays defeat was karma for this and all the nasty posts this guy puts on every Pats story.
    Stay Classy joeflaccoallday.

  5. whenwilliteverend says: Oct 10, 2016 8:50 AM

    $22M doesn’t buy what it used to.

  6. rav3nbav3n says: Oct 10, 2016 8:51 AM

    Worst performance I have ever seeen out of a Ravens offense, and that’s saying something.

  7. thelongestgoodbye says: Oct 10, 2016 8:52 AM

    I’m conflicted here. Joe is who he is, not elite but when he’s given some time he has proved he can make plays. However, each week I have watched a WR drop at least one TD throw from him.

    Then I have to ask, is the play call really the check down every time short of the first down marker? Watching on TV, is no one open or is Joe going to the check down after the first read isn’t there? I think that’s happening, but I understand because this O Line has been giving him about 1-2 seconds on each play.

    Trestman does have me scratching my head though. You run all over the worst Run D in the league and it’s working and then you call for 46 passes and 8 runs the rest of the game.

    Then Harbaugh wants to act indignant like these were good play calls and say “We didn’t abandon the run” or “we will continue to be aggressive” by not taking the points AGAIN.

    This D is playing pretty well but the offense and special teams has been losing the games this year.

  8. camcameronsucks says: Oct 10, 2016 8:54 AM

    Here’s a recap for anyone who wants to know:

    1) RB Terrance West was averaging 8.6 yards per carry and only received 5-6 carries in the second half.

    2) Breshad Perriman, bless his heart, tries so hard to make a catch with his stone hands that he can’t focus on getting two feet in bounds at the same time.

    3) John Harbaugh costed the Ravens another game. Last week against the Raiders Harbaugh stupidly accepted a penalty that turned a 4 and 6 to a 3rd and 16 for Oakland, which resulted in a touchdown 3 plays later for Oakland. This week he tried to fake a field goal with arguably the best kicker in the league from the 17 yard line. Had the Ravens kicked a field goal there they would have had to kick one late in the game instead of trying for a TD.

    4) Marc Trestman is exceptional at proving why he didn’t make it as a head coach and why he will soon be out of a job in Baltimore. Dink and dunk passing, 4-5 yard slant routes well short of the first down, and abandoning the run. These are only a few issues Trestman is having right now. He needs to be let go, IMMEDIATELY…

    p.s. the last time I called for a Ravens coach to be fired midseason was when Cam Cameron was our OC. The Ravens fired him and then went on to win the Superbowl.. just saying.

  9. takingbacksundays5 says: Oct 10, 2016 8:55 AM

    Kudos to Flacoo for shouldering the blame, as surely he deserves some of it. He’s saying exactly what he should be saying as the leader of the offense.

    That being said, this “offensive” performance is hardly on him. Trestman, simply put, has to go. He has no feel on how to call a game. His game-planning is horrendous, and the inability to make in-game adjustments is glaring.

    Something has got to give, and it all starts with Trestman. His seat should be smoldering after yesterday.

  10. najacoo22 says: Oct 10, 2016 9:16 AM

    The Redskins should have given a game ball to Marc Trestman for deciding not to run the ball anymore. As a Redskins fan, I was thrilled to see them stop running the ball, because it was the only thing working for them on offense.

  11. xavier179 says: Oct 10, 2016 9:19 AM

    Jump Ball, perhaps had you settled for a more reasonable contract your gm could have given you better offensive weapons.

  12. 2since96 says: Oct 10, 2016 9:19 AM

    Tell Trestman to put an egg in his shoe and beat it…

  13. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 10, 2016 9:21 AM

    Pft, you should do a poll and ask Ravens fans who still thinks Flacco for elite money was a good idea.

  14. maust1013 says: Oct 10, 2016 9:23 AM

    “Coach John Harbaugh said that the team “can’t find continuity” on offense”
    ===================

    Isn’t it part of his job as head coach to establish it?

  15. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Oct 10, 2016 9:27 AM

    But Joe, Ravens fans claim you are “elite”!😉

  16. hakunamangata says: Oct 10, 2016 9:32 AM

    Only because it was.

    Not his fault though when you have a running back averaging over 8 yards a carry and you decide not to go with him in a 10-6game in the second half.

    Or only throw check downs until the last drive of the game.

    Or run a play with 1 second remaining that’s a sack and gets your RT killed in the process.

    Joe is definitely throwing off his back foot too much but the root of this offensive slump lies at someone else’s feet;

    Trestman.

    Either he goes or a lot of Ravens fans, myself included, will.

  17. kabasaman says: Oct 10, 2016 9:35 AM

    Trestman is GONE………

  18. dirtdawg54 says: Oct 10, 2016 9:37 AM

    Even more embarrassing are the people who think Jump Ball Joe is “elite”. 84.4 career passer rating. Smh.

  19. riraider says: Oct 10, 2016 9:37 AM

    What has happened to this team? Joe’s not happy? How does he think the fans feel? I always enjoyed their games, tough, aggressive, now, not so much.

  20. threenails says: Oct 10, 2016 9:40 AM

    I’m a skins fan and found myself thinking late in the game, “I can’t believe they’re not running the ball against us.” That was a head scratcher. But I’ll take the W.

  21. easternshoresfinest says: Oct 10, 2016 9:41 AM

    Trestman is gone. Marty Mohrningwig new OC

  22. bomatdaman says: Oct 10, 2016 9:41 AM

    As much as I agree with firing Tressman, the blame also goes to the Front Office IMO. The O Line is the worst in the NFL with no depth. Our receivers have a 50-50 chance of catching the ball (why did we let Butler go?). Ozzie has drafted horribly over the past 10 years (look at the gems CIN has found during that time as an example) and it’s time for him to retire from his cushy job. Harbaugh is still a good coach in my book and I don’t want to see him walk away. Here’s a wild idea, fire Tressman & hire Billick.

  23. nhpats says: Oct 10, 2016 9:46 AM

    I will say one thing about Flacco…..he may be erratic in the regular season…..but the guy shows up and plays big in the postseason. Pretty much the exact inverse of the red-headed guy on the other team in the division…..

  24. greglloydrules says: Oct 10, 2016 9:54 AM

    I’m not going to start comparing Bens first 5 games with Wallace to Joes cause that will just embarrass him a little more

  25. dougchillin says: Oct 10, 2016 9:56 AM

    How many more weeks do the Ravens fans blame someone else before finally realizing that Flacco is the problem?

  26. ikeclanton says: Oct 10, 2016 10:01 AM

    Flacco all day = losses every week. he’s been in decline for a long while now at an age when most quarterbacks are in their prime.

    Makes Brady’s long outstanding career look even more impressive by comparison.

  27. stuartscottslefteye says: Oct 10, 2016 10:02 AM

    Flacco isn’t elite, Carr isn’t elite, Dalton isn’t elite, etc. etc. But guess what a franchise starting qb will cost you these days? Throw in extreme durability and a Super Bowl MVP and…well, you get my point.

  28. deshackle says: Oct 10, 2016 10:03 AM

    Kick that field goal and Marc Trestman might still have his job this morning.

  29. lscottman3 says: Oct 10, 2016 10:28 AM

    well at least they have plenty of cap space to bring in players to improve…oh wait

    nevermind, just throw it up and hope for a flag.

  30. lennylyles says: Oct 10, 2016 10:55 AM

    I love comments from people who have not watched the last two games. Flacco throws perfect long pass to a wide open Perriman, he drops it. 30 seconds to go he throws another perfect pass to Perriman in end zone, he fails to get one foot in bounds. Flacco flourished under Kubiak. Is he elite?Who knows, but he is a top 15 quarterback.

  31. ampatsisahypocrite says: Oct 10, 2016 11:28 AM

    We tried to tell you, Ravens fans, about the foolishness of giving a middle-of-the-pack QB top five money. “Elite” Joe needs a team around him to carry the load, he’s not the guy to do it by himself. THEREFORE, sacrificing the cap and not being able to sign quality players is just dumb. All you Ravens fans laughed at the time, but now the laughter has seemed to melt away…

    And of course no sign of bbbwindows anymore.

  32. switchwitch59 says: Oct 10, 2016 11:49 AM

    Where is joeflaccoallday? Oh, that’s right, he’s hiding in shame, trolling the Patriots threads.

  33. bengalskuta82 says: Oct 10, 2016 11:54 AM

    They had issues offensively and kudos to Harbaugh and the Ravens org to take the right step in firing their OC.
    You got to tip your hat to a team thats willing to do anything in their power to win.

  34. dougchillin says: Oct 10, 2016 12:36 PM

    I love how everyone blames Flaccos struggles on other people. Happens every year it seems. Flacco is the issue. He either launches it deep or checks it down, he doesn’t have much else. Ray Rice used to disguise his incompetence with nice runs after the catch on his dump offs. They don’t have Ray Rice anymore.

    Also – who blames the OC in year 9. If Flacco is so good, shouldn’t he be able to call his own plays and adjust at the line based off what he likes? He either is doing that and is failing, or the Ravens don’t trust him to. Either way it is bad. Don’t see Ravens improving offensively with Flacco under center.

  35. tylawspick6 says: Oct 10, 2016 12:56 PM

    looks like jumpball joe is not very elite, is he?

    what a fraud franchise

    to this day, the media never asked goodell, bisciotti, ozzie or harbaugh why they worked so hard to protect that despicable act by ray rice.

  36. whywerule says: Oct 10, 2016 1:16 PM

    …tylawspick6 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 12:56 PM

    to this day, the media never asked goodell, bisciotti, ozzie or harbaugh why they worked so hard to protect that despicable act by ray rice.

    At least they have not erected a Ray Rice statue in front of their stadium (not yet anyways).

  37. rideforjesus says: Oct 10, 2016 3:06 PM

    High priced QB who thinks he is number 1..but isn’t even in the top ten…..

    I would take any of these others over this slug any day…

    In order:

    Brady… Number 1 of course……
    Brees
    Rodgers
    Rottenburger
    Wilson
    bradford
    newton
    carr
    luck
    rivers

  38. boothisman says: Oct 10, 2016 3:15 PM

    I could have told you this before the season even started. #HereWeGoSteelers

  39. spartan01 says: Oct 10, 2016 4:41 PM

    Good times reading the comments from armchair QBs and fantasy football owners who are sure they know the root of the problem. Until you do film study, know the play and how it was executed by everyone, and know the offense game plan for any game to prove your “analysis” you are just trolling.

  40. homeofthebravens says: Oct 11, 2016 12:44 AM

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  41. littleseizures says: Oct 11, 2016 8:36 PM

    Why don’t they just pound the rock, play action pass, play defense and let Justin Tucker make nearly every single attempt? That’s the formula for Baltimore. It’s pretty clear.

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