The lights are shining bright on Marquise “Hollywood” Brown.
Soon after the Ravens fell 28-24 to the Steelers in their AFC North matchup Sunday, Brown took to Twitter to voice frustration with his squad and, presumably, its offense.
“(W)hat’s the point of having souljas when you never use them (Never!),” Brown tweeted (and then deleted).
The “souljas” he might be referring to could include himself: Brown was targeted twice in the game and caught just one pass, a 3-yard touchdown. Lamar Jackson threw for 208 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the process. He also lost two fumbles.
Brown hasn’t been having the best go of it this season: In seven games, he has 379 receiving yards on 44 targets and just two touchdowns total. The Ravens’ offense is predicated on the run under coordinator Greg Roman and it has been one of the more effective units in football, ranking first in yards entering Sunday’s matchup. It ranks near the bottom of the league in passing yards.
Willie Snead accounted for over half of Jackson’s passing yards, gaining 106 on five targets.
It’s not the best look for Brown, who’s still trying to find his footing with the Ravens and in the league, but given Baltimore’s dichotomous offense, there’s certainly room for understanding where that frustration is coming from.