Baltimore Ravens All Decade Team: Offense edition
Running backs: Ray Rice, Justin Forsett, Mark Ingram II
Fullbacks: Vonta Leach, Pat Ricard
You know how Ray Rice ended his NFL career, there’s no point in getting in to that. He can’t be excluded from the all-decade team because he was so integral to the Ravens from 2008-2013. Rice may just be the be the best offensive star the Ravens have ever had not named Lamar Jackson. One of the most memorable plays in Ravens history was Rice’s 4th & 29 conversion against the Los Angeles Chargers. Flacco dumped it off to Rice underneath, and Rice weaved his way for the first down and got it in the most dramatic way possible. Rice had over 6,000 rushing yards and over 3,000 receiving yards as a member of the Ravens. He scored 37 touchdowns on the ground and caught six touchdown passes.
Justin Forsett really on had one good year for the Ravens, but it was a phenomenal one at that. In 2014, Forsett had 1,266 yards on the ground and was the perfect back for the Kubiak offense. Forsett was a journeyman running back who had his best statistical season with the Ravens.
Mark Ingram II deserves some love for how he is closing out the decade at the running back position. Ingram should reach the 1,000 yard rushing mark before the 2019 season is over. He’s been a great leader for the Ravens on this 10 game winning streak.
You can’t talk Ravens football without appreciating what the fullbacks bring to the table. Vona Leach played for the Ravens from 2011-2013. He was a legendary fullback who was one of the best lead blockers in the history of the game. Leach was good for 10-21 receptions a season as a under the radar weapon on short yardage situations. Pat Ricard has been very instrumental in what the Ravens have done this year. Ricard has a chance to have a legendary career as a fullback. He can’t be excluded from the all decade team as he has been one of the toughest and hardest working players for the last three seasons.