10 observations from Baltimore Ravens' depth chart for Week 1 vs. Houston Texans

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Patrick Ricard, Isaiah Likely
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There is nothing new in staying the Ravens' new offense will (we have to assume, at least) look very different under the guidance of new Offensive Coordinator Todd Monken than the last time we watched it under former OC Greg Roman.

That has been highlighted everywhere by the most detail-geared analysts, and Baltimore is expected to use 11 and 12 personnel (which means RB+TE+3WR and RB+2TE+2WR respectively) more than ever ditching the two-man backfield oft-used by Roman.

Will that be the case, though? Perhaps not so much judging by the naming of Patrick Ricard as a fully established fullback in the Ravens' depth chart.

Baltimore could have listed Ricard as their fourth-string rusher or just labeled him a tight end, but by handing him the FB position and role the team might be saying that Ricard is going to play a prime role in the offense and be used in favor of another tight end or, more worryingly, wide receiver.

Will we watch Dobbins and Ricard share the field on most plays along with Mark Andrews and only two of the three first-string wideouts? That'd upset most fans out there, but we'll have to wait to know more.