Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco wants a continued commitment to a pass-first philosophy, saying Super Bowl offenses are ones built around throwing the ball.
In Sunday's 37-7 win at St. Louis, Flacco threw a career-high 48 passes and handed it off just 16 times to running backs. Still, his 109 passing attempts are only the 14th-most in the NFL, which is about the same ranking as last season.
Head coach John Harbaugh said Flacco approached him last week about being more aggressive in the passing attack. He then threw for 389 yards and three touchdowns against the Rams.
"I always think to myself, 'Look at the top teams in this league, what are they?' They're passing teams. Can they run the ball? Yeah, but they really throw the ball very well and run the ball off that," Flacco told reporters after the game, via The Baltimore Sun. "They're not just the top offenses, they're the top teams. Is the goal getting to the playoffs for us? No … we know we can do that. The goal is to win the Super Bowl. In order to do that, you have to [throw the ball well]. When you have a defense like ours … you shouldn't be grinding out games 14-7 every week. We need to come out here and be aggressive and put it on teams."
Updated your thread title coldrolled, I couldn't stand seeing Flacco as a thread title in the Steelers section, LOL. - BRC