Numerous ideas on varied issues, all in 50 phrases or much less:
Does the J.Ok. Dobbins decide have you ever questioning how there’s room for 4 operating backs in an offense? Try the 2018 Patriots. 4 gamers had no less than 42 carries. Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead and Cordarelle Patterson mixed to common 136.2 speeding yards per sport.
It is manner early, however I can envision fairly a battle between spectacular undrafted rookies Jacob Breeland (Oregon) and Eli Wolf (Georgia) for the No. three tight finish spot, with incumbent Charles Scarff additionally within the combine. One will get the job and the others might land on the follow squad.
Sensible cash is on Pernell McPhee staying wholesome in 2020. With all the brand new blood on protection, he needs to be extra of a rotational piece. He’ll additionally in all probability line up extra on the sting now that Calais Campbell and Derek Wolfe are inside. All of that helps.
Move interference replay evaluation is not returning in 2020 and I say good riddance. It did not work when it might/ought to have normally, and succeeded largely in slowing down video games. I am all for getting calls proper, however there are already too many delays in video games.
5 prime-time video games in 2020 ties the Ravens’ all-time excessive for a season and locations them squarely within the first rank of high-profile groups. The seven different groups taking part in 5 video games underneath the lights in 2020 are the Cowboys, Packers, Chiefs, Rams, Patriots, 49ers and Bucs.
Why is the Ravens’ 2020 energy of schedule the simplest? One purpose: They’re taking part in the NFC East. The Eagles, Cowboys, Giants and Redskins went a mixed 12-28 towards non-divisional opponents in 2019. That is the worst report for any division for the reason that league adopted its present format in 2002.
Encouraging remark from GM Eric DeCosta on his convention name with PSL holders earlier this week. Requested typically concerning the state of the roster and the group’s prospects for 2020, he stated, “We really feel excellent about the place we’re.”
Fascinating breakdown of the Ravens’ 2020 draft class: 4 guys from faculties in Texas (Justin Madubuike, Devin Duvernay, Broderick Washington, James Proche); 4 guys from Large 10 faculties (Dobbins, Malik Harrison, Ben Bredeson, Geno Stone); two guys from the Southeastern Convention (Patrick Queen, Tyre Phillips).
Veteran inside linebacker Jake Ryan was a wide-open depth chart when he agreed to phrases with the Ravens earlier than the draft. The additions of Queen and Harrison have modified his prospects, but when wholesome, he might nonetheless have a task in 2020 as a depth piece and special-teamer.
Historic word: Don Shula retired in 1995, the 12 months earlier than Artwork Modell moved his franchise to Baltimore, so the Ravens by no means confronted the NFL’s all-time winningest coach, who died Monday. (Footnote: the Ravens are 1-Zero towards Shula’s son, Mike, having confronted him because the Panthers’ offensive coordinator in 2014).
Talking of Shula, I am guessing some followers have been stunned to be taught he had a good profession as a participant, largely in Baltimore, earlier than turning to teaching. A defensive again, he made 43 of his 60 profession begins for the Colts and registered 14 of his 21 profession interceptions (not unhealthy).