The offseason acquisitions of wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Donte’ Stallworth have added a renewed vigor to a Baltimore fan base that has been longing for more quick-strike ability out of their team’s aerial attack.
While the proud franchise has consistently produced winning seasons in seven out of the last 10 years, fans have grown accustomed to rooting for a squad that earns its victories with a punishing running game and a stifling defense.
But contrary to its reputation of being a close-to-the-vest team that wins a lot of close contests, the Ravens actually scored 30 or more points seven times in 2009. The problem is that they’ve accomplished that without getting big numbers from their quarterback Joe Flacco, who ranked 15th in passing yards despite starting all 16 regular season games.
The unflappable 25-year-old has been stoic almost to a fault in his first