Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall has scored just once this season, but he ranks fourth in the NFL in receptions (47) and ninth in receiving yards (588).
That’s why the Ravens will pay special attention to the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Marshall. But defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said the defense is wary about assigning two players to shadow him.
“I don’t think you have to double him because if you double him, they’ve got another guy by the name of [Davone] Bess who’s pretty darn good,” Mattison said. “I don’t think you go into that ball game and say, ‘We’re going to double him on every play.’ But I know we do have to be proactive toward their top receivers during passing situations.”
Marshall caught just four passes for 24 yards in his only meeting with the Ravens, a 30-7 loss when he was a member of the Denver Broncos on Nov. 1, 2009.