Ravens offense ‘right on schedule,’ will be run heavy


Jul 30, 2015; Owings Mills, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett (29) carries the ball during drills on day one of training camp at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Usually the weekend is a relatively quiet time while training camp is carrying on, but we have lots of interesting tidbits to share this week.  Not to mention another round of injuries to discuss.

Even though no one in the Ravens’ organization has expressed any concern about the installation of yet another new offense, we still have to see it work before all doubts can be erased.  New offensive coordinator Marc Trestman has about 6 weeks to get his players ready, and he is happy with how things have gone so far.

Trestman told The Baltimore Sun that the Ravens are ‘right on schedule’ and expressed his desire to retain the run heavy offense that Gary Kubiak deployed with great success last season.  Trestman reiterated that Ravens football is ‘run first,’ and that the team will use the ground game to set up the passing game.

Saturday’s camp session, the third day of training camp, didn’t disappoint either.  Wide receiver Kamar Aiken took advantage of the absence of Breshad Perriman (knee bruise) by making several acrobatic catches.  Aiken isn’t going away in this wide receiver competition, even if he faces an uphill battle against the Ravens’ first round draft pick.

The Ravens also brought in another wide receiver to add to the mix, former Army quarterback Trent Steelman.  Steelman’s story is an interesting one, as he tried out two years ago for the Ravens and was offered a contract, but wound up having to serve his military commitment first.  Steelman holds the school record for rushing touchdowns with 45.

Hope you enjoy today’s Ravens links!

Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the FanSided network

Joe Flacco, Ravens’ camp first step towards Super Bowl?Joe Wedra, NFL Mocks

Lardarius Webb passes conditioning test, but concerns remainJoe Serpico, The Baltimore Wire

Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the rest of the interwebs

Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman says offense is ‘right on schedule’Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

Ravens’ wide receiver Kamar Aiken delivers strong performance with several acrobatic catchesAaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

Ravens safety Matt Elam ‘very excited’ about this season, in better shapeAaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

Former Army quarterback Trent Steelman hoping to stick with Ravens after long journey to the NFLAaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

Defensive line shuts down running gameBrian Bower, Russell Street Report

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