Baltimore Ravens: 3 Reasons Backfield Could Use Upgrade
The Ravens Don’t Seem Too Confident In Their Running Backs:
I love me some Terrance West. He walked on to the Towson football program and got a shot in the NFL. He always gets an A for effort and he has a beautiful running style. If I was calling the shots, West would see plenty of opportunities to impress. The problem is the Ravens just don’t like to call his number. Just look at the stats. The Ravens gave West 20 carries or more in three of the 13 games he started in 2016. He had 10 carries or less in seven games. The Ravens obviously don’t feel as highly about West as I do. That shows in their neglect of the running back.
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Buck Allen barely got a glimpse of the field this past season. Dixon started to become the main feature of the Ravens backfield but they never let him get going either. The Ravens have to see Dixon as a stud. His skill set is something that you just can’t miss. That being said, the Ravens don’t seem to have a ton of confidence in their running backs. John Harbaugh got asked about the running game after every game. If the Ravens loved their running back group, it would have been reflected in Mornhinweg’s play calling.
The Ravens passing game wasn’t pretty to watch this season. Flacco became captain check down. The offense was so inefficient. The running game was an obvious solution to their problems. They still did not turn to it. There must be a reason for that.