Baltimore Ravens: TE Position Will Be Huge Down Stretch
With Dennis Pitta returning to action for the first time this season for the Baltimore Ravens in Week 14, he also helps secure a late touchdown catch on fourth down as the Ravens playoff hopes continues to be stable.
Pitta had six catches for 48 yards to go along with his late touchdown catch in Week 14 which is a great sign for the Ravens’ offense going forward as tight end Dallas Clark can pair up with Pitta creating an advantage over the middle of the field which has been a struggle for the Ravens this season.
While the Ravens have had flashes of talent with young players on the roster, they have also had their struggles finding players who can make tough catches over the middle. Pitta solves that, but he is just happy to be on the field again.
“Being able to stand here and talk about a victory and being a part of that is special for me,” Pitta noted via Baltimoreravens.com. “We were able to get what I thought was the game-winning score at the time, but it ended up being just one of many.”
Watching the Ravens’ offense this season, they have really been hit or miss. The Ravens have had issues developing a short passing game, which forced Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco to throw to the outside, and rely on speedy targets such as Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones.
Part of the struggles came from the fact that tight end Ed Dickson has inconsistent hands to say the least which didn’t help Flacco gain the trust he needs from Dickson.
But now that Dickson will be moved down the depth chart with Pitta returning, the opportunity for the Ravens to create a balanced passing game is there.
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