Baltimore Ravens No. 2 wide receiver Marlon Brown could be in for a big game in Week 4, because the Buffalo Bills pass defense is both porous and banged up right now. New York Jets wide receivers Stephen Hill and Santonio Holmes had field days against the Bills last week, as the Bills corners were getting burned seemingly at will. That certainly bodes well for strong-armed passer Joe Flacco and his top target, the speedy Torrey Smith, and it should also give Marlon Brown a chance at besting his four-catch performances in the first two weeks of the season.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Marlon Brown declared himself “ready to go” and stated that his neck injury was just a “stiff neck”. The Georgia Bulldogs product caused a couple of minor concerns yesterday, as he was held out of practice by the Ravens with what was termed as a neck injury. This is a non-issue going forward, and the news of a good health is certainly a great one for Ravens fans; they’ve been dealing with enough pass-catcher-related injuries.
Brown has ten receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns on the season, but he had just two catches for six yards in last week’s blowout win over the Houston Texans. Flacco only threw it at him three times, so it will be interesting to see how many targets Brown is able to collect this week. I fully expect him to get more targets, and I would be surprised if he turned in a performance with less than five catches. His yards per reception should also get a boost, but I’m sure Smith will do most of the burning against the Bills DBs.