Obviously since we don't even know what the new playbook will look like until Week 1, this is all theoretically speaking, but...
With all the talk about new Offensive Coordinator Kubiak's philosophy of run first, play-action passes, and quick routes to TEs, coupled with the current Ravens players in key positions, one could hypothesize about what our team, or at least our offense, will look like in 2014. So, with that said, will 2014 Ravens look like the 2011 Ravens?
Here's why I think so...
Let's start with the run. Ray Rice had 1,300+ yards on the ground in 2011.
If Kubiak's philosophy is run first, then Rice could duplicate this stat in 2014.
Now on to the pass. Ed Dickson was our "Pitta' in 2011 with 50+ rec and 500+ yards. The Pitta/Dickson tandem combined for 900+ yards and 8 TDs in 2011.If Kubiak's philosophy is play-action passes to TEs on quick routes, I think this can be duplicated by the Pitta/Daniels combo in 2014.
Staying with the pass, if you rely heavily on the run then play-action will open up routes for not only our TEs but our WRs(and Rice) as well. So with that said, Boldin had 800+ yards, Torrey had 800+ yards and Ray Rice had 700+ receiving yards in 2011. I also think that can be duplicated again with Torrey, Smitty, and Rice in 2014.
All I'm saying is the Ravens personnel plus Kubiak's play-calling reputation could make a great match in 2014 and the offense could look like we did in 2011 when the Ravens should have clearly gone to the Super Bowl and won the franchise's second Lombardi trophy.