I love how the guy has 1 play for 18 yards and people actually believe he will now help improve the offense. He was an average QB at VT and will never be more than a career backup and some of you actually think he will provide a spark? Do you really think any team is losing sleep over the threat of us using Tyrod in whatever system you want to call it?
If you actually believe he will benefit this team in any fashion, this clip is for you!
As soon as the Ravens trot Taylor out onto the field again, guess what defenses are going to key on?
Taylor is only going to do one of two things: 1) run it or 2) pass it. He is limited as a wild cat option and putting him at QB basically makes the offense have 10 players because Flacco (if still on the field) isn't going to break anyone's ankles on a route.
This is why a lot of teams don't incorporate a lot of trickery into the offensive play design.
If you want some real innovative play designs, look at what the Eagles are doing with Nick Foles who is practically the same type of QB that Flacco is. I'd argue Flacco is significantly more athletic.
Obviously this whole conversation is predicated on the undeniable fact that our offense is steaming pile of crap right now, and that it is virtually impossible to make it worse by using 2-3 unorthodox plays out of dozens.
Heck, the one flea-flicker we ran was wide open. Sure the ball was underthrown, but we still got the PI. How an offense this bad can then shelve such a play for another year is mind-boggling, but I bet we do.
Obviously the 'best' way to improve the offense is to have the O-line play better, the WRs play better, the RBs play better, and the QB play better. But while we perpetually keep wishing that will happen starting the next play, we could also attempt to improve the offense by changing things up, making it mentally harder for the opposition to defend, and perhaps catching them napping for a single random big play.
But as to your point, I agree, we should use Flacco's athleticism more as well. More roll-outs, naked boot-designed runs, even QB draws from shotgun-spread formations (though our interior line may not be able to handle that even against 3 man fronts, lol).
The main point I am making is that this "idea" proposed by the OP is not one that is being proposed for a team that is marching down the field with ease. The same idea proposed for the Broncos or Saints, or Packers or Lions would be infinitely more questionable.
As it stands, it is hard to see much downside to such a suggestion, even if we stipulate the upside may not be what some are imagining. Because our offense currently sucks and is losing us games.