But in the team’s 23-16 win against the
Dickson, the organization's third-round pick in 2009, conceded that being overlooked in the offensive game plan was frustrating.
“As a playmaker, it is, but we got our overall victory,” he said Wednesday. “That’s the way you look at the game. Cleveland did a lot of things well, and it started with the weather conditions taking away a couple guys. And [wide receiver]
Dickson ranked second on the Ravens last year in touchdown catches (five), third in receptions (54) and fourth in yards (528), but his production has dipped since flip-flopping with
In four games this season, Dickson has caught five balls for 50 yards, puting him at seventh in both categories. Dickson, who made five receptions for 59 yards in last year’s season-opening victory over the
Dickson denied that his role has changed since ceding the starting role to Pitta.
"Dennis came on strong at the end of the season last season, and we know he's a playmaker. Myself, I'm a playmaker," Dickson said. "Joe has so many weapons that he can look for. I know my time's coming. I'm just being patient and being an overall team guy like I always am. I'm taking my attention and picking up a little bit on special teams in the blocking game. I know my catches are coming. It's just a very slow start right now."
Dickson said he has drawn inspiration from Boldin, who had caught 10 passes for 118 yards and one touchdown in the first three contests before his nine-reception, 131-yard showing against the Browns.