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The Ravens are all in agreement – players, coaches, everyone.
The offense needs improvement.
After scoring 10 points against Pittsburgh and now averaging 21.7 points per game (17th in the NFL), wide receiver Derrick Mason vented in the postgame locker room, saying the Ravens are “not a good offense at times.”
With two days to reflect on the game and watch the tape, Mason stood by his statements and said his teammates and coaches did too.
“Everybody agreed. How could you not agree with it?” Mason said. “It’s obvious. … I think everybody in this locker room pretty much saw it the same way. Some people chose not to say it, but as you know, I’m not going to hold any punches.”
“Everybody on this team is on the plane, everybody’s thinking the same. We just want to go out there and score a lot of points and get this thing corrected.”
Just like he doesn’t hold his punches, Mason said the Ravens “can’t hold any punches” as an offense.
“We’ve got to let go of everything that we have and hopefully if we get to the playoffs we can reload,” he said.
“The good thing about it is we’ve still got four games to get it right. It’s not about how you start, it’s how you finish. We expect and I expect and the coaches expect us to finish on a high note and hopefully take it into the playoffs.”
The Ravens were averaging 31.5 points per game from Weeks 7 through 11.
But they’ve scored a total of 27 in the past two games against Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh.
“It is frustrating because we are an offense that’s capable of putting up 30 points a game, easily,” wide receiver Anquan Boldin said. “But, at the same time, you can’t continue to hang your head and feel bad even when you win. There’s a lot of times where guys feel things aren’t going right just because we don’t score 40 points. This is the NFL, games are going to be tough. You’ve got to take the win and keep moving.”