It’s time for our weekly segment of Buy or Sell brought to you by Glen Burnie Motorsports. Each week, we pick three topics and let you know if we’re agreeing (buying) or disagreeing (selling) with the statement. Then, you vote and tell us what you think.
The Ravens will finally get the running game going
The Ravens’ inability to run the ball has been the talk of the town for the entire season. They currently sit 27th in the NFL in rushing yards per game (72.7), but they are 31st in yards per carry (2.7), ahead of only lowly Jacksonville. There is no one culprit – throw in Juan Castillo’s zone-blocking schemes failing, and sub-par performances from several offensive linemen and both running backs, and this is what you get – so there is obviously no easy fix.
However, Pittsburgh’s defense has been far from their usual selves against the run, allowing 114.8 yards per game (22nd) and 3.9 yards per carry. So will Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce get it going in Steeltown?
SELL: Not only am I not convinced that the Ravens will have success on the ground against the Steelers, I’m of the mind that they shouldn’t continue beating their heads against the wall trying to run. Let Joe Flacco get the ball rolling with some short passes on first and second down, and use that to set up the run later on. This one-yard and a cloud of dust stuff has to stop, and I’m afraid that if the Ravens come out and try to pound it up in the middle on first and second down once again, we’ll see a repeat of last week’s first half.