2. Give the keys of the backfield to Keaton Mitchell
Just one week ago we were all celebrating the successful story of UDFA running back Keaton Mitchell after he finally got a proper chance of showcasing his talents and he did so by rushing the rock for 138 yards and his first-ever touchdown on just nine carries.
This weekend couldn't have started better for the rookie as Mitchell went on to score his second touchdown of the season on his first touch on Sunday, a 39-yard scamper.
That run was ridiculous. Mitchell broke a couple of ankles, showed incredible speed, reached the end zone, and put Baltimore up 14-0 with less than five minutes gone in the first quarter. All for nothing.
Mitchell would finish Week 10 with 34 rushing yards... and most damagingly three carries. Yes, he touched the rock two more times after the touchdown play and could only catch one (of two) passes, although he did so for a marvelous 32 yards through the air.
For some reason, Todd Monken preferred to give Gus Edwards 11 carries which he turned into 24 yards (and a short-distance touchdown), and Justice Hill two carries which he turned into seven yards. Sheesh...
It's very clear at this point that Mitchell is the most explosive player in Baltimore's backfield, full stop. Not Edwards, not Hill, not even Lamar Jackson when it comes to gaining huge chunks of yardage off the backfield.
Todd Monken should rethink his decisions when it comes to who should be leading the backfield, let alone favoring calling more rushing attempts than the 16 (excluding Lamar's scrambles) that the trio of running backs logged on Sunday.
It's Mitchell's time to take over the Ravens backfield.