Blogger Blitz: Joe Flacco's favorite target
September, 18, 2012
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com
Take a guess who's the favorite target for Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco after two games. Torrey Smith? Anquan Boldin? Ed Dickson?
Wrong on all three. The Ravens' leading receiver is tight end Dennis Pitta. He has four more catches than anyone else on the team, has just as many 20-yard catches as Smith and has more than double the amount of first downs as Boldin.
In 2010, Pitta was the 114th player selected overall and seventh tight end taken in the draft, behind the likes of Jermaine Gresham (21st overall), Rob Gronkowski (42), Dickson (70), Tony Moeaki (93), Jimmy Graham (95) and Aaron Hernandez (113).
Pitta's 138 yards receiving this year ranks fourth among tight ends, three more than Gronkowski.