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Is Joe Flacco having an awful season because he has no one to throw to, or are the Baltimore Ravens’ receivers performing terribly because Flacco has forgotten how to throw the ball?
For Ravens’ fans, it is a chicken-or-the egg scenario they would rather not contemplate.
When the team brought in Lee Evans to team with Anquan Boldin, Joe Flacco had the best receiving duo of his career, at least in theory.
The theory has not become the practice, as the team’s leading wide receiver, Anquan Boldin, is 53rd in the NFL with 15 receptions. Lee Evans has been a non-factor with two catches for nine yards.
Rookie Torrey Smith had five of his six catches and all of his touchdowns in one blowout win over the winless St. Louis Rams. Tight end Ed Dickson and Ray Rice have been better options than the receivers with 16 catches apiece.
To become a complete team Flacco and the receivers need to have a Rod Tidwell-approved, “help me help you” therapy session.