The Ravens are identified for being a run-heavy group. But Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman additionally needs to incorporate his working backs extra into the passing sport.
Last season, Baltimore had huge plans to deploy J.Okay. Dobbins extra in a pass-catching position that will maximize his open-field capacity and complement Gus Edwards’ downhill bruising working. Dobbins’ preseason knee damage derailed these plans.
Veteran addition Devonta Freeman was focused with 42 passes, the sixth-most on the group. But solely 5 groups within the league despatched fewer targets to their high working again and solely two offenses (Rams, Seahawks) threw to their working backs much less.
During organized group actions, the Ravens’ working again corps – which remains to be working with out Dobbins and Edwards as they rehab – have been fairly energetic within the passing sport. Roman was requested if that is one thing he needs to combine extra into the offense this season.
“Definitely. If we have guys that really display that skill set, then we’ll definitely do that,” Roman mentioned.
“There’s been times here in the past … A couple years ago, we had a very fruitful passing game with the ‘backs out of the backfield. So, that’s something we’re really trying to do more of this year.”