Baltimore Ravens: How to improve the offense in 2020
Led by the most unstoppable offensive weapon the NFL has ever seen, quarterback Lamar Jackson, how do they Ravens make the offense better next season?
Stop relying on the tight ends to carry the passing attack:
After trading away the versatile tight end Hayden Hurst to the Atlanta Falcons in the offseason for a second-round pick, the Baltimore Ravens must shy away from the tight ends in the passing attack. This was most famously seen last year against the Titans. When scheming to lockdown Mark Andrews, Jackson’s favorite target, the passing attack ripped apart, heavily contributing to Baltimore’s loss.
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Incorporate the wide receivers in the passing game:
Wide receivers aren’t made to block all game – they are made to catch footballs. In order to maximize the potential of the offense, Baltimore must get the receivers, led by Marquise Brown, a 2019 first-round pick from Oklahoma and common candidate to have a breakout season, involved in the offense. This move will make the offense practically unstoppable, with Jackson, who is deadly with his legs, adding someone other than Mark Andrews to his passing game.
Mix up the rushing attack:
Last season, after Mark Ingram got injured, the rushing attack was never the same. This was shown in the 2019 Divisional game against the Titans, where Ingram was held to six carries and 22-yards. In order to avoid this again, coach John Harbaugh must rest Mark Ingram. As a result of this, he must get 2020 second-round pick J.K Dobbins, who has all-around rushing skills, Gus Edwards, an effective power back, and 2019 fourth-round pick Justice Hill, an extremely fast and versatile player, involved. This move will make containing the offense that much harder, as every running back on the roster presents a different skill set.
Next season, if coach John Harbaugh can incorporate everything that was listed above into the offense, then the Baltimore Ravens will seriously be an unstoppable offensive force. If Baltimore wants to reach the Super Bowl, they must go through and beat reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. In order to do that, these steps must be taken.