Marc Trestman's conservative approach was expected. A year ago as the coach of the Chicago Bears, he had talented receivers like Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Brandon Marshall.
As the Ravens offensive coordinator this season, Trestman has such talented receivers as Steve Smith Sr., Steve Smith Sr. and, well, Steve Smith Sr. But as the Ravens prepare for the Oakland Raiders in Week 2 on Sunday, Trestman needs to open up the offense.
This is not an advocation for Joe Flacco to throw 40 or 45 passes a game. The Ravens have been there, done that, and it doesn't work.
When Flacco gets pass-happy, he can win games and he can also lose them because of his inconsistency....