"We need to take our shots," Flacco said after Wednesday's practice at San Jose State University. "If nothing else, at least it let teams know that we’re going to do that."
And who is Flacco going to target downfield? Steve Smith had six catches on passes over 20 yards last season, which ranked 37th in the NFL. Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown and Michael Campanaro combined for one such reception in 2014.
"I don’t think we’re going to have that guy right now that’s going to run by guys five times a game," Flacco said.
"But we definitely have guys that can run crossing routes and be hit 30 yards downfield and can run double moves downfield. So, that’s what we’re going to do."
Related Players: Breshad Perriman
We still recommending stashing Breshad Perriman, though it's getting harder and harder to do so. His speed will add a sorely needed dimension to this offense.