What a long strange trip it has been for the 2013 Baltimore Ravens offense.
For the first time under coach John Harbaugh the Ravens failed to make the postseason even though the Bengals gave them ample opportunities.
“We’re not ever going to be content with not making the playoffs,” John Harbaugh told the media after the game. ”That’s just not something that’s going to be OK with any of us.”
As the season came to an end this afternoon in Cincinnati, the game was pretty much was a complete offensive summary of the Ravens season wrapped into one game.
The offense struggling to score touchdowns in the red zone, a porous line failing to protect Joe Flacco and the running game being pretty much abysmal. Throw in some questionable play calling and you get the 2013 Ravens offense.
“It’s been the story of our season, getting the ball in a position to score and not being able to do it,” Flacco stated postgame.
Flacco continued to take a beating at the hands of the Bengals pass rushers. On two separate occasions Joe winced in pain on hits he suffered due to the failure of his offensive line.
The Ravens franchise quarterback did say he wouldn’t need surgery in the offseason for the injury to his knee.
‘No, I’m not going to have to get anything done. It was just my MCL and it will heal on its own.’ Flacco stated.
If there is one positive note that can come from the Ravens missing the postseason this year, it’s that the Ravens front office can no longer afford to not address the offensive issues.
“The fact we weren’t good enough this year to get that done, that’s something we’ve got to address, and it starts with me,” Harbaugh stated after the game.
Very true John, it does start with you! Now about that Juan Castillo…..
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