The loss of tight end Dennis Pitta for most of the season with a hip injury hurt the Ravens because he was the only player who could make great catches in the red zone like former Raven Anquan Boldin. Pitta, though, played well down the stretch and will probably force the Ravens to use a franchise tag on him in the offseason. Torrey Smith played well for three-quarters of the season and finished with 65 catches for 1,128 yards, but he wasn't much of a factor in the red zone. He proved that he was not a legitimate No. 1 receiver but a quality No. 2. The coaching staff didn't help by finding more ways for Smith to get touches. Rookie Marlon Brown (49 catches, 524 yards) played well at times, especially inside the 20-yard line. He should be a factor in the passing game next year. The Ravens got little help from young receivers Tandon Doss and Deonte Thompson. As for tight end Dallas Clark and receiver Brandon Stokley, the Ravens got what they paid for.
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