Newsome didn’t hesitate a bit in saying he hopes to add another receiver.
Though Kamar Aiken was the most pleasant surprise on the team, Steve Smith Sr. was great before he got hurt and the Ravens still have high hopes for Breshad Perriman, Newsome did not sound like he’d be content counting only on that trio.
The team’s passing attack didn’t exactly collapse with the loss of Torrey Smith to free agency and Steve Smith’s subsequent injury. But Flacco made too many mistakes as he tried to get comfortable with Trestman’s system and sought outlets for his deep arm.
The reality of the AFC North is particularly harsh, with A.J. Green and Antonio Brown constantly reminding the Ravens how valuable it is to have players who can score on any play.
Of course, those guys aren’t easy to find. The Ravens seem more likely to use the No. 6 overall pick on a cornerback, a pass rusher or an offensive tackle. And they never spend freely on the open market. So it’s not clear where they’ll find an infusion of speed, aside from hoping Perriman can do in 2016 what he couldn’t in 2015.
But we know they’ll be looking.