With the Baltimore Ravens losing top wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. and still without first-round pick Breshad Perriman, Baltimore will lean more heavily on its young tight ends in the second half of the season.
“Even without losing Steve, we felt like the tight ends were going to take on a bigger and bigger role, and I think that’s going to happen either way,” Harbaugh said. “I think those guys are making plays, and they need to make even more plays than they’re making.”
Now it’s time for them to help pick up the slack.
Quarterback Joe Flacco targeted his tight ends just 19 percent of the time through the first eight games. That’s about to change.
Gillmore is fourth on the team in receptions with 20 for 242 yards. He’s tied with Smith, for now, with three touchdowns.
While Gillmore has been known more for his blocking capabilities, he’s starting to become one of the team’s top offensive playmakers. Without Smith, Gillmore may take top billing in the pass-catching department due to his brutal physicality. Like Smith, he’s very difficult to bring down.
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The TD by Crockett Gillmore comes after an INT by Lardarius Webb. Ravens tie the game at 7-7 with 11:32 left in the second quarter.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 15, 2015
Actual sentence just uttered, and not in a Tolkien, Rowling or GRRM novel: “Thurston Armbrister couldn’t keep up with Crockett GIllmore.”
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) November 15, 2015
Canty and Daryl Smith were given standard vet days. Crockett Gillmore also upgraded from limited to full.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) November 12, 2015