Joe Flacco, Ravens need Steve Smith

Clutch, fiery wide receiver will move chains, fill vacant leadership role for Ravens

Originally Published: March 17, 2014
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

The Baltimore Ravens learned a critical lesson last season, one that was remedied with the recent signing of wide receiver Steve Smith: Quarterback Joe Flacco needs all the help he can get. Even with a Super Bowl ring and a $120 million contract in hand, Flacco isn't going to help this franchise contend for another championship on the strength of his skills alone. He needs more weapons around him, which is exactly what the 34-year-old Smith can give him.

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