Heap Reflects On Loss

Baltimore Ravens tight end Todd Heap downplayed Sunday's 34-15 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, saying, "In the big picture, 50% of the teams today are 0-1. It's just the first game of the year. We didn't get off on the right foot."

The third-year tight end went on to say, "We didn't get on the board early like we needed to. We finally started setting things up. If we get to where we can move the ball up and down the field, we need to be able to take advantage of what the defense give us. Today, we didn't."

Heap graciously said of the Steelers, "They were pretty good out there today. They are a good team."

Heap topped the Baltimore receiver corps with six catches for 55 yards. His longest catch was for 12 yards.

He defended the play of rookie quarterback Kyle Boller, saying, "It's a tough situation for any quarterback. Pittsburgh is a tough defense to go against. They do a good job of disguising their defenses. They roll their safeties up and then move their linebackers around."

Boller completed 22 of 43 passes for 152 yards and one touchdown.

With the fourth-largest crowd in the history of three-year old Heinz Field on hand, Heap admitted that, "This is a hard environment to get a win in. We didn't get the ball up and down the field. We committed dumb penalties. You are not going to win, especially at Pittsburgh."

The Ravens were 5-for-16 (31%) on third down. They were flagged 10 times for a total of 81 yards.

In regards to next week's game at home versus the Cleveland Browns, Heap remarked, "We need to look at the film and correct some things. We really need to come back and get things right, especially the small things."


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