Reflecting on the Baltimore Ravens’ 2013 season, it’s not difficult to point out where they failed and where improvement is necessary—practically the entire offense falls into that category. But what are the specific areas the Ravens need to shore up?
I dove into some of the advanced and under-the-radar stats to come up with these specific categories where the Ravens failed last season or simply where the team (or a player) needs to get better.
For some, like the Torrey Smith stat I will explore, it’s more about the system than it is the player. For others, like the curious case of Joe Flacco’s disappearing deep ball, it’s all on the player to turn things around.
We know the Ravens need to run and block better, but this collection of stats will give us an idea of how the 2014 version is faring and serves as a good frame of reference when discussing any kind of improvement.