Top 3 disappointments from Baltimore Ravens this year
Here are three big disappointments from the Ravens 2018 season so far:
Alex Collins hasn’t had a great 2018 season and that is the biggest disappointment of the season:
Alex Collins looked like a player on the verge of being a superstar in 2017 but he hasn’t met expectations in 2019. Collins has 393 yards through nine games. In week nine of last season Collins had totaled 521 yards and he didn’t get in the mix until the second week of the season. Collins had seven rushes over 20 yards last season, something he hasn’t done once this season. Last season he averaged 4.7 yards per game. This season he has averaged about a yard less per pop.
While running backs don’t work alone, and they rely on the offensive line to get the job done. Run blocking has been problematic, but that doesn’t let Collins off the hook. He has struggled to find the rushing laned even when they are right there for him. Coillins needs to step up his play. He is capable of so much more than this because of his physical gifts. We’re talking about an explosive runner, who can sharply change directions and is fairly elusive. Collins ceiling is high and his numbers are much closer to his floor.
The Ravens found Collins off the Seattle Seahawks practice squad. He wasn’t supposed to become the central part of the Ravens offensive plan. He popped onto the scene last year and he came into the 2018 campaign with high expectations. The offensive line hasn’t been good but based on expectations, Collins hasn’t succeeded.