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21.12.2018 02:49

After the Ravens’ heartbreaking 12-9 overtime loss to the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium http://www.ravensfootballauthentics.com/james-hurst-jersey-authentic , most of the criticism has focused on Marty Mornhinweg’s pass-heavy approach. Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson combined to attempt 57 passes compared to just 25 rushing attempts. Despite the criticism, head coach John Harbaugh does not believe that was much of an issue.“No, I don’t. We ran it [25] times. That’s a lot of times to run it in this league. I mean if you look at numbers around the league, that’s a lot. I don’t feel that way,” Harbaugh stated during his Monday afternoon press conference. “You got to do whatever you can do to move the ball and score points. You know, we have been doing a pretty good job of that up until this last game. We just need to put more points on the board.”The entire NFL has shifted in the direction of having a pass-happy offense, and in fact, Baltimore ranks seventh in total rushing attempts. Many teams are shying away from running the ball http://www.ravensfootballauthentics.com/brent-urban-jersey-authentic , but Harbaugh believes the more significant issue is the lack of efficiency. “This run-pass balance thing, I don’t understand why it is a topic,” Harbaugh said. “We want to run the ball well. We are working as hard as we can to do it. If the question is are you working hard at the run game, yeah we’re working real hard at it. We want to be a really good running team.”Another trend that several teams around the NFL are utilizing is a running back by committee approach. Unlike in previous seasons where teams would have one workhorse running back, they are using multiple running backs throughout the game in different situations. According to the playtime percentages, Alex Collins only received 27 snaps compared to Javorius Allen’s 50. While Collins is still perceived to be the lead back as he led the team in carries with 12, Allen received the lion’s share of snaps.When asked about the snap distribution, Harbaugh suggested it was merely the flow of the game.“That’s the way the game went. I’d like to get De’Lance [Turner] out there a little more. So you want to play your guys. A fresh running back is a good thing. I think running backs taking 40 or 50 snaps is not necessarily a great thing. You talk about balance http://www.ravenscheapstores.com/brandon-williams-jersey-cheap , put the ball in one guy’s hand for 35 plays I don’t know if that’s balance. You need to spread the load,” Harbaugh said. De’Lance Turner was an undrafted free agent running back out of Alcorn State, who was promoted to the 53-man roster after Kenneth Dixon suffered a knee injury in Baltimore’s Week 1 win over the Bills. In the preseason, Turner showed big-play ability as he recorded a 65-yard touchdown against the Dolphins in the Week 3. Whether or not he receives more carries remains to be seen, but Baltimore’s offense has bigger fish to fry. As Harbaugh mentioned during his press conference, the more concerning trend should be Baltimore’s red zone woes. They have scored one touchdown in their last eight trips to the red zone — including a drive consisting of two kneel downs against the Steelers in Week 4 to end the game. The Ravens will have a tough task in Week 6 as they will face a Titans defense that is allowing the fourth-fewest points per game in the first five weeks. Tennessee is also stout in the red zone as they have only allowed three touchdowns on 13 opportunities. Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL, powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Ravens fans http://www.ravenscheapstores.com/patrick-onwuasor-jersey-cheap , sign up HERE to join FanPulse.How confident are you in the direction of the team? Last week: 95 percent confidenceThere’s no surprise Ravens fans are confident with the teams’ direction. Though Ozzie Newsome is stepping down, Eric DeCosta and a team filled with a blend of veteran talent and young developing prospects leaves the fanbase confident in the future. No doubt, the selection of Lamar Jackson leaves a positive mark in everyone’s minds.Will the Ravens win or lose in Week 2?Odds: Ravens are 1-point favoritesBaltimore Beatdown FanPulse: Ravens by 7Cincy Jungle FanPulse: Bengals by 4This is a prime time affair with the Bengals. These are usually the games the Ravens win. It’s the 1:00 p.m. games at M&T Bank Stadium where the Bengals win and upset the hearts of Maryland.Other than QB, what is most valuable to an NFL offense?


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