So far this week tight end Ed Dickson, cornerback Lardarius Webb and future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis all said that Ray Rice needs to get the ball more. It’s as simple as that. On Wednesday, Ray Rice finally spoke up and agreed with his teammates. “I’m never going to be a guy who talks about touches, but obviously, we know going into a game that five carries is not going to cut it,” Rice said according to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times.
Unfortunately, the Ravens leader on offense, Joe Flacco, doesn’t agree. Flacco told reporters that Baltimore’s passing attack against Seattle gave them the best chance of winning. “If you have a three-and-out, at least you didn’t eat up eight minutes of the clock and not get any points,” Flacco said according to CBSSports.com.
While Joe is right about the clock, he failed to mentioned that the Ravens never gave Rice enough attempts to even get any momentum. They dug themselves in a hole late and were forced to pass. Flacco later acknowledged that Rice is a playmaker for the Ravens on offense. “I think you need to do what’s going to give you success. Having said that, getting Ray (Rice) the ball any way you can is a good thing.”