Ravens offense: Don’t forget about Gus Edwards
The Baltimore Ravens have a lot to be excited about when it comes to the running game. Don’t forget about Gus Edwards:
Gus Edwards had a great stretch of games in the Baltimore Ravens 6-1 start to the Lamar Jackson era. His 2018 success should be the start of something more to come and yet there is almost no buzz about Edwards at the moment.
Mark Ingram II and Justice Hill have stolen the running back spotlight. Jackson is always going to be at the center of every one’s attention. Gus Edwards made this team comfortably in fact he was never even a bubble player. The fanbase shouldn’t forget about this key contributor in the running back committee.
Edwards averaged 5.2 yards per carry last year. He didn’t do it as an elusive back with all the right moves. He didn’t weave his way down the field. Edwards hit the hole hard and he rumbled through the defense. Edwards is an old fashioned warrior at the running back position. He has great contact balance and it helps him pick up tough yards.
Mark Ingram II is the leader of the group and there isn’t any doubt about that. Ingram II is an established play-maker whose contributes in all parts of the offense. Hill is an explosive running back. When he has the football it’s a show. Edwards isn’t a change of pace back. He’s a punishment for a worn down defense. He’s a bruiser that could set the tone for the Ravens ground and pound style.
Edwards may be the least versatile of the running backs, yet he is really good at what he does. Edwards has a Jamal Lewis like running style. He such a signature Ravens kind of a player. It’s almost like he was born to play in the very rough AFC North.
The Baltimore Ravens are going to have unprecedented success running the football. It’s going to be the foundation of everything. There is not a chance in this world, that the Ravens won’t need major contributions from all three backs. Edwards is an important piece to the puzzle.
The Ravens will operate with a running back by committee approach. All three running backs will be given a decent workload. Edwards may not be getting the buzz, but he is a capable play-maker that you can’t forget about.