Dual Threat Run Game
Out of the many criticisms of offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, it was his pass happy style of play. Joe Flacco threw the ball a career high 672 times, but it was not to the Raven’s benefit.
The front office chose to bring Marty back, hoping for consistency on the offense. John Harbaugh told reporters at the end of the season that the team wants to commit to running the ball. If this holds to be true, the Ravens can definitely be contenders.
Terrance West and Kenneth Dixon both had breakout seasons this year. While the yardage may not do that justice, the duo were a threat to opposing defenses. West served as the hard hitting back, while Dixon was more of the quick, pass catching back.
These two can be the tools to turn around the Ravens offense in 2017. With a strong running game, it can set up the pass. Joe Flacco thrives with an established run game and can bomb the deep ball with play action pass.