Baltimore Ravens

Ravens WR Marquise Brown to focus on details as he moves on from ‘unacceptable’ drops in Detroit

Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown called his performance “unacceptable” five days after he dropped two passes and failed to haul in another that was deflected in the team’s 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions.

“You don’t want to ever go out there and drop a layup, drop an open pass,” he said Friday. “I’ve been working too hard on my route running and separation to drop the ball when I’m open. It could be anything; it could be not looking the ball all the way in. It could be a number of things. But the fact of the matter is, it just can’t happen.”


Brown expressed no reservations about moving on from the costly drops as the Ravens finished their preparations for a Week 4 showdown with the undefeated Denver Broncos.

“I just go back to work, pay attention to the details and just keep doing what we’ve been doing,” he said after he finished a post-practice session catching a soccer ball from pass game specialist Keith Williams. “I’m not going to let one game deteriorate from the plan we’ve got and the plan we’ve got going forward.”


Despite his shaky performance in Week 3, Brown leads the Ravens with 15 catches on 23 targets for 235 yards and two touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has graded him the 12th best receiver in the league through three weeks.

The Ravens’ receiving corps is approaching full strength after Miles Boykin and first-round pick Rashod Bateman returned to practice Wednesday. Both looked good to Brown.

“I’m happy to have them back,” he said. “Happy with how the offense is going to look forward with those guys.”

Brown said he has advised Bateman to “keep tunnel vision” as he approaches his NFL debut. He already considers himself an expert at tuning out criticism.

“I’m on social media all the time,” he said, laughing. “It’s funny to me. In this day and age, it’s how you look at it. … I’m going to laugh with them. It’s just all fun and games. I don’t look at social media too seriously.”