As fans and the media alike get over the initial shock that the Ravens have an effective offense for once, let alone an explosive one, it becomes easier to break down what makes Joe Flacco and company so successful. And as the much-hyped “Wildcat” offense continues to leave an impact on the NFL, Baltimore’s bunch is proving you don’t need to be tricky to win.
Which isn’t to say that the Ravens won’t pull out the tricks when necessary, as evident by the use of quarterback Troy Smith in certain situations (dubbed the ‘Suggs Package’ by the local media). But Baltimore’s 2-0 start is thanks to the arm of Joe Flacco, the legs of Willis McGahee, Ray Rice and Le’Ron McClain and the skill of a young but promising offensive line ...
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Article written by Geoff Peckham