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Marshal Yanda: Ravens more committed than ever to running ball

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The Baltimore Ravens have set franchise records for fewest rushing attempts the past two years.
according to Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda.,womens Cam Robinson Jersey,That trend is going to stop this year
'" Yanda said of the running game. "I think we’re going to be committed to
,"The word I think of is 'commitment
it more this year than we ever have."
protecting the quarterback and
,womens Patrick Mahomes II Jersey,Yanda believes winning football on offense encompasses taking care of the ball
running the ball. The Ravens have historically been at their best when they've established the run.
the Ravens produced the fifth-most rushing yards and
,In coach John Harbaugh's first five seasons combined
Baltimore has ranked No. 27 in rushing
,reached the postseason each year. In the past four seasons combined
yards and has made the playoffs just once.
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was pleased to hear Yanda's comments about being more committed to the run game.
A strong ground attack controls the clock and keeps defenses fresher.
"I love that, Ravens senior offensive assistant] or Marshal out
," Suggs said. "Every time I see Greg [Roman
I'm smiling and giving them the thumbs up.",there
the Ravens are 49-11 (.817) when they
,Authentic Zach Banner Jersey,The key for Baltimore is to reach 120 yards. In Harbaugh's nine seasons
Pittsburgh
,Authentic Leonard Fournette Jersey,reach that mark. That's the fourth-best record over the span -- it trails only New England Patriots
Steelers and Atlanta Falcons.
But Baltimore has struggled to get close to those numbers because it has gotten away from the run in recent,womens Dawuane Smoot Jersey,
the fewest in the franchise's 21-year history. It was only
,Authentic Cam Robinson Jerseyyears. The Ravens ran the ball 367 times last season
one year after the Ravens had set the mark for futility with 383 rushing attempts.
It's even more important for the Ravens to stay committed to the run because of their quarterback. Baltimore
can't afford to expose Joe Flacco and his injured back to more hits by throwing the ball 42 times a game (which
is what his average was last year).
who is orchestrating the ground
,The biggest change to the Ravens' rushing attack has been the addition of Roman
game. Baltimore is sticking with Terrance West as the starting running back after he averaged four yards per
and the Ravens' only addition to the offensive line was right tackle Austin Howard.,womens Dede Westbrook Jersey,carry
The question is whether the Ravens have enough cohesion up front to open holes for the ground game.womens Leonard Fournette Jersey, Sunday's
,season opener at Cincinnati will mark the first time the starting offensive line (left tackle Ronnie Stanley
left guard James Hurst, Yanda and Howard) will be together in a game., center Ryan Jensenwomens Tanoh Kpassagnon Jersey,
Yanda doesn't believe the constant changes are an excuse to lower expectations for the offense.Authentic Patrick Mahomes II Jersey,
"This is the National Football League, and paid to do a job at a high,Authentic Dede Westbrook Jersey,
," Yanda said. "We’re paid to do a job
level. It doesn’t matter how much time you’re taking off, it doesn’t matter. YouAuthentic Tanoh Kpassagnon Jersey,
,womens Zach Banner Jersey, if you’re injured or sick
and
,Authentic Dawuane Smoot Jerseyhave to go out there and produce. We’re expected to go out there and play winning football on Sunday
we’re preparing to do that."

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