Broad receiver Marquise "Hollywood" Brown isn't happy that the Baltimore Ravens finish up as one of the most unbalanced teams in NFL history.
The Ravens were the fourth team since 1970 to reach number 1 in a rush and last in passing, and the first since the 2006 Atlanta Falcons, led by Michael Vick. Baltimore averaged 171.2 yards that season, which was 20 yards less per game than on the ground.
"Whenever you're number 1 in a rush [offensive] and the 30-year-old [team], that's not right," said Brown the day after the Ravens lost 3–17 to the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional round. "It's not even. We have to find a way to balance our play. Despite our big attack, we have to be able to throw the ball and move it through the air."
This is the first time the Ravens were in passing in the NFL since 2003, when Kyle Boller was their quarterback. Lamar Jackson passed an average of 183.8 meters this season, a decrease of nearly 25 per game from his MVP season a year ago.
Brown, with whom he had a long conversation on Saturday night, wants to train more with his quarterback and teammates this off-season.
"I know for sure, this off-season is going to be the best off-season," Brown said. "We'll go to work and come back motivated and ready."