3. An incentive to run the football:
When Marty Mornhinweg is your offensive coordinator, you need to make running the football as appetizing of an idea as possible. The Ravens have always been best when they run the football. Look at the 2014 season. The Ravens got big plays from Justin Forsett on the ground and the pay off was much less frustration with Joe Flacco. Having too much talent in the backfield is not a problem that concerns me and it shouldn’t concern any fan who regularly spends game day begging for a commitment to the ground game.
Drafting Guice would make a clear statement that the Ravens want to be the run first team they always claim they want to be. They brought in Greg Roman to help the run game and they saw much better results. Collins would have had well over 1,000 yards if the passing attack didn’t vanish in several games. It isn’t a bad idea to improve at what you do best, and in the case of the purple and black, that’s running the football.
The Ravens need play-makers that you just can’t stop. The best teams in the NFL have players that no game plan can erase from the action. Guice could be one of those players. While drafting a receiver is what the Ravens need the most, settling for a top flight running back isn’t a bad idea.