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Flacco Remains Confident About Crabtree Despite Early Season Drops

October 10, 2018 - 5:24 pm

By Joe Schiller

According to Sports Info Solution, the Baltimore Ravens lead the NFL with 16 dropped passes this season.

Of all the categories an offense may want to lead in, that’s at the bottom of the list. However, it's reality for the Ravens right now and Michael Crabtree has played a role in the problem.

The veteran receiver dropped multiple passes in the 12-9 overtime loss the Cleveland Browns, including a potential game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

But Joe Flacco seems to remain confident in one of his top targets and expressed that went speaking to the media this morning.

According to Ravens editorial manager Ryan Mink, Crabtree approached Flacco following the Cleveland game and the 10-year quarterback made it clear he’ll still be throwing the ball his way.

Mink also tweeted that Crabtree stayed after to practice to work with Flacco and put in extra work. Throughout this process, Crabtree has taken full responsibility. 

Crabtree and the Ravens obviously believe the drops are something that can be fixed but it’s a concerning problem early this season. Crabtree was one of the top receivers brought in as part of a revamped receiving core and his results have been subpar so far.

He’s totaled 250 receiving yards and one touchdown.

The Browns loss doesn’t solely fall on Crabtree but a $21 million wideout has to play better than what we’ve seen so far this season.

Sunday’s crucial matchup against the Tennessee Titans will provide an opportunity to do just that.