Good friends off the field, Flacco and Pitta show chemistry on it

pitta

It probably wasn’t until the famed “Fu Manchu” mustache revolution that swept through Baltimore after the Ravens’ Thanksgiving 2011 matchup against the 49ers that many realized that Joe Flacco and Dennis Pitta spend a lot of time together.

Perhaps too much time.

The evidence? One night they decided to grow hideous mustaches, mustaches that Flacco deemed “ugly” and “almost offensive” after his post game press conference.

Since then, many people have seen the Flaccos (Joe and Dana) and the Pittas (Dennis and Mataya) enjoying various things around Baltimore that most young couples in their late-twenties would. Whether it’s going to Camden Yards to watch the Orioles or heading out for frequent pizza nights, the couples are almost inseparable.

“We get a lot of time to talk about football when we’re hanging out,” Pitta said. “Most of the time we spend outside of the facility, we’re trying to get away from it a little bit and just have a good time.”

When they do talk about work during their personal time, Pitta sees how it helps him become more of a reliable target for his quarterback.

“It does give us an opportunity to talk through things a little more and know what he’s thinking and what he wants from me.”

The level of trust between Flacco and Pitta was evident on Monday night as the two connected for a 10-yard touchdown pass. Pitta was well covered in the end zone but Flacco had confidence in his tight end to come down with the pass.

Most quarterbacks wouldn’t have attempted that pass in the red zone but Flacco did.

“I don’t know if it helps us on the field but I’m sure it doesn’t hurt. It probably helps our chemistry on the field,” Pitta said.

While Pitta and fellow third-year tight end Ed Dickson aren’t nearly as hyped as New England Patriots duo Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, Flacco has seems to have every bit as much trust in his two chain-movers as does Tom Brady.

The proof is in the numbers. Against the Bengals, the Pitta-Dickson combination had only one fewer target (12 total, with nine of those going to Pitta) than all Ravens wide receivers combined. Pitta’s 73 yards led the team and his aforementioned touchdown was one of two Flacco threw on the night.

“I think Ed and I created mismatches that we’re able to take advantage of,” Pitta said. “Hopefully we continue to get some passes thrown our way and make some plays for the team and keep being an explosive offense.”

This entry was posted in Blog View, Purple Ponderings by Kris Jones. Bookmark the permalink.

About Kris Jones

Kris Jones
Kris - or "Goob" as he's widely known - has turned an obsession into a career. As a media member by day and super fan by night, he reports from the Under Armour Performance Center twice per week and brings Ravens news from a fan's perspective. His popular YouTube series...more

One Rave about “Good friends off the field, Flacco and Pitta show chemistry on it

  1. spy on said:

    Sort of reminds me of the Dilfer / Sharp relationship in the super bowl run,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Trent was not afraid to throw to Sharp even when closly guarded and boy did it pay off throughout the year,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 
evden eve nakliyat şirketleri ofis taşımacılığı evden eve nakliye istanbul evden eve nakliyat Şehirlerarası Evden Eve Nakliyat İstanbul Nakliyat Firmaları

Hot off the street

RAVENS LINKS: Elam the New Vocal Leader

Matt Elam Is Secondary's New Vocal Leader Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com discusses how Matt Elam, with a year under his belt, has stepped up and become the vocal leader of the defense's back end....read more

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Ravens Best/Worst Free Agent Signings

On March 11, 2012 we took a look at the best and worst free agent signings in Ravens history. Over two years later should the lists be modified? Might Elvis Dumervil be among the best? Michael Huff an...read more

CAMP NOTES: Canty Stalls at the Line & Simon Says Hustle

To echo the famous words of one Forrest Gump: “Watching Chris Canty is like a box of chocolates. You just never know what you’re going to get play-to-play.”  Alright, so maybe the quote d...read more

CAMP NOTES: Urban Tears His ACL

Several veterans were given the day off on defense as the Ravens held an early morning practice at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills including Terrell Suggs and Haloti Ngata. One ...read more

CAMP NOTES: Rick Wagner Has Best Day of Camp

On a day overshadowed by Ray Rice speaking at the podium, the Ravens hit the practice field under cool weather conditions at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills. Many eyes are focus...read more

View More