Lions lineman Haloti Ngata might assist his former team in another victory. The former Raven All-Pro defensive tackle has a torn biceps and won’t dress when the Ravens play his Detroit Lions teammates Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Ravens haven't played a good, complete game yet in 2015. A lot of people will point to the high number of injuries as the main reason for the 3-7 record, but that's just a convenient excuse. This team has to address a lot of internal problems in the future.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco isn't really struggling, but he isn't comfortable yet. Six games into the season, Flacco and the offense have played well enough to win but not well enough to carry the team. The team lacks bona fide playmakers on offense, but the Ravens also need to change the pace of the game. The Ravens have to speed it up, not only in the two-minute drill but in the base offense.
Ravens special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg confirmed on Thursday that Steve Smith Sr. will remain the Ravens' primary punt returner, maintaining that the wide receiver is the team's best option in that role.
Joe Flacco has had little trouble despite having four offensive coordinators in as many seasons, the revolving door of play callers creating a situation one prominent former NFL quarterback described as "dysfunctional." It's because he has an open mind.
Ravens backup quarterback Matt Shaub has been eager to share his insight with starter Joe Flacco as the two learn under Marc Trestman, the offensive coordinator who replaced Gary Kubiak and is keeping the same basic principles in the playbook.
Day two of free agency brought more reminders of the Ravens' key offseason losses. The team continued to weigh their free-agent options, exercising patience as they try to fill roster holes without an abundance of salary cap space.
As Ravens coach John Harbaugh looked this month for an offensive coordinator yet again, he returned to a familiar script that has emerged. Like all of his previous offensive coordinator hires, Harbaugh tabbed a former head coach, Marc Trestman.