OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens rank last or near the bottom of the league in many offensive categories: total yards, yards per play, passing yards and points scored.
If you were looking for some solutions from offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, you would be sorely disappointed. During Thursday's media session, Mornhinweg didn't directly answer many of the questions about his struggling quarterback and offense.
On where the offense's confidence stands: "We have a lot of proud men and a lot of confident guys. When you go through a couple weeks like this... . Simply, confidence is a great weapon. I think it’s the best weapon known to mankind. Confidence is at an all-time high."
On what he can do scheme-wise to improve pass protection: "It’s all of us. We all have to do a little bit better on the thing, and those things will happen. I know this: [I’ve] been through this thing before. If you keep working hard and keep preparing, good things will happen. Good things -- they always tend to happen. That confidence thing? All-time high. So, that’s where we’re at. I expect for us to play well on Sunday."
On what signs he's seen that could indicate a breakout is coming: "We will see. We will see. You keep working hard, you keep preparing, and good things tend to happen. We talked about that."
On whether he's concerned about quarterback Joe Flacco's psyche: "No. He is a longtime veteran. He has been through ups and downs. We all have -- most of the team has. We are 2-2, and we are right in the middle of things. We have a tough road trip here; we have to be right here."
On what he's been working with Flacco in practice: "There are a lot of specific things, and that goes with every position, more than a handful of plays the last ball game – details. It is really every position. [They are] details, and then you end up getting those four, five, six, seven plays in a game that may make a difference."
Mornhinweg has been known to sidestep questions and not give much details since taking over for Marc Trestman as the team's offensive coordinator last October. In 15 games with Mornhinweg calling the plays, the Ravens have failed to consistently move the ball and reach the end zone, ranking No. 22 in total yards (330.1) and points scored (20.6).
The Ravens certainly need direction on offense more than ever after being shut out the past two games and scoring a total of 16 points against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers.