Baltimore Ravens: 3 takeaways from Lamar Jackson's comments on new offense

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The Ravens' running back group won't be overworked in 2023

If you look at the past couple of years, this team has been ravaged by injuries at the running back position. Now, that's not to say that they have been overworked. They haven't. However, with J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill all having suffered serious injuries over the past few years, that's the last thing this team can afford.

At this point, let's lump Lamar Jackson into this conversation, too. All of these guys have dealt with injuries, and Baltimore's offense had been built on running the football -- and running it a lot.

With Monken's new scheme, the pressure will be off these four guys in terms of having to carry the team on the ground. With the new playmakers joining the likes of guys like Rashod Bateman, Mark Andrews and Isaiah Likely, the passing game should be remarkably different, thus allowing the running backs' legs to stay fresh.

Baltimore is a team that likes using multiple backs, and they have some capable guys in that group. The fact that Dobbins and Edwards could lead a two-headed monster, all while not having to take on too much, is hopefully going to help them stay healthier throughout the season. And that's especially important if this team is going to make a postseason run.