If you could tweak one thing about the Ravens...?

October 07, 2011|By Matt Vensel

I don’t need to go into why the 3-1 Ravens are in a great spot right now. If you couldn’t tell on your own, we have rehashed it multiple times a day during this uneventful bye week (which is thankfully almost over).

Things could be better, though. They can always be better. Have an iPhone 4? There's a new one coming out. Find a $100 bill in your pocket? It could have been a piece of paper with Kate Upton's phone number scribbled on it. Get that promotion at work you were shooting for? You could always have Curtis Painter's job.

Oh, that’s right, Painter actually has to put the clipboard down and throw footballs now. Still, it’s a sweet gig.

So besides being healthier (a slew of starters and key role players are expected to return in Week 6) or being unbeaten (no AFC team is 4-0), how could the Ravens be in better shape a month into the 2011 season?

I’ll throw some suggestions out there, but you know the drill for these daily “Your Turn” posts. I want you to tell me one area that will need to be better for the Ravens to have continued success going forward.

Joe Flacco, a 60.9 percent passer in his four-year career, could be more accurate. His completion percentage is under 50 percent after two poor passing performances. Our Ken Murray dove into that topic this week.

The Ravens have had minor miscues on special teams and a major one in Joe McKnight’s kickoff return TD.

It hasn’t cost them yet, but the Ravens have been flagged 29 times for a NFL-high 309 penalty yards.

And the defense? They can score more touchdowns. One a game? Seriously, what’s wrong with those guys?

Obviously, we are nitpicking here. But the rest of the NFL is going to get better, and the Packers and the Patriots are already pretty damn good. So to win a Super Bowl, they Ravens will have to get better, too.

Your turn: If you could tweak one thing about your first-place Baltimore Ravens, what would it be?

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