Kenneth Dixon And Danny Woodhead Are The Perfect Pair
How Woodhead Fits Into The Offense:
The move of Woodhead won’t necessarily bring the Ravens back to the running game, but anything that encourages them to use their running backs is a good thing. The Ravens only had 367 rushing attempts last season. In Marty Mornhinweg’s offense running backs are more like receivers who can also take hand-offs from the quarterback. The stats are telling, a glimpse at the Ravens team page can show you that. Last season Terrance West, Kenneth Dixon and Kyle Juszczyk accounted for 101 of Joe Flacco’s 436 completed passes. West and Juszcyk both had more receptions than Breshad Perriman, Kamar Aiken and Darren Waller.
With the Ravens emphasis on throwing the football to their running backs, there could not be a better fit for the Ravens Danny Woodhead. The Ravens still would be wise to run the football more, but they could go west coast style and use the short passes to their backs as a part of their running game.
Short passes were not the problem these past two seasons under Marc Trestman and Mornhinweg; the problem was those short passes didn’t set up anything. It can be a successful part of the offense, if it’s not the whole thing.