3 Questions after Day 10 of Ravens training camp: Was the offense wildly overhyped?

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3. Will Todd Monken keep Patrick Ricard/Ben Mason around and active?

One of the most talked-about things this offseason has been, reasonably, the installation of new Offensive Coordinator Todd Monken's scheme in the Baltimore Ravens' offensive unit.

Monken is replacing Greg Roman and is expected to bring a much more varied playbook to Maryland in replacing Roman's run-heavy scheme.

Roman's use of the backfield and blocking tight ends was out of question, and a couple of players heavily involved in his offensive plays were fullbacks Patrick Ricard and Ben Mason. Now that Monken has arrived in town, these two have been in the roster bubble ahead of the final 53-man roster selection.

Tight Ends coach George Godsey touched on this following Saturday's practice, particularly discussing Patrick Ricard's skill set and role in this new Ravens offense.

"I think Patrick's an established player. He's able to block people, move people--he's a good protector," Godsey said as quoted by Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com.

More interestingly, Godsey seemed to show his cards and reveal Monken's plans by admitting that "With every offense, there has to be that component," while speaking of Ricard's physicality and skill set.

Of course, Ricard has yet to hit the field with the rest of his teammates as he entered training camp on the PUP list rehabbing from hip surgery, but Ben Mason has taken the load at the fullback position.

Judging by what is going down in training camp at The Castle and now by Godsey's words, one (if not both) of these two men are in Baltimore to stay and play on a weekly basis in 2023.

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