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    Ravens backup RB situation is shaky



    You may recall that following Lewis’ successful rookie campaign, the Ravens parted ways with the very capable Priest Holmes who wanted a chance to start. Clearly that wasn’t going to happen in Baltimore so Holmes, packed his bags and said, “I’m going to Kansas City.”

    With no Priest to turn to, the Ravens prayed that they might somehow get production from a scrap heap collection of backs, the “best” of which were a battered Terry Allen and an overweight Jason Brookins.

    Do the Ravens have an adequate backup now to avert a similar near disastrous situation?

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    Re: Ravens backup RB situation is shaky

    Hopefully Pierce gets back to the practice field today! Need to see what this guy can do.




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    Re: Ravens backup RB situation is shaky

    Pierce can be the 3rd guy. The problem is that rookie runningbacks take a long time to learn how to pass block. If Pierce misses camp you really don't want to see him except for short yardage situations in a game until you are certain he can protect Flacco. Chipping a blitzing player in the open field is really difficult. AA isn't going to make the team after how bad he was in that game. It's time to cut bait and bring in Ryan Grant. Now that Benson is going to Green Bay the next name guy to get signed will be Grant. The Ravens need to make sure they're the team that gets him.
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    Agreed with Gota. The Ravens will be foolish not to at least give Ryan Grant a call, he may not be what he was in 09, but at this point he's a lot better than any other options we have right now behind Rice. Bobby Rainy looked good against a bunch of second/third stringers, but lets not forget that he's also an undrafted rookie, and still needs time to develop as a player before we even consider letting him back Rice up playing against first string defenses.

    This needs to get done, so I can sleep better at night. I need these flashing images of Rice going down hurt to go away, AA running the ball for 1 yard gains against the Steelers, yikes.




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    Re: Ravens backup RB situation is shaky

    A decent backup RB is pretty easy to find on the street if they do not find one in camp. If Rice goes down though our SB chances go way down.







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    Re: Ravens backup RB situation is shaky

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremiah W View Post
    A decent backup RB is pretty easy to find on the street if they do not find one in camp. If Rice goes down though our SB chances go way down.
    So who do you want to pick up from the street?
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    Re: Ravens backup RB situation is shaky

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    So who do you want to pick up from the street?
    Grant is a guy that may fit. When teams cut down to 53 there will be some decent backs on the wire.
    Back when Jamal got hurt the NFL was more of a run heavy game and rbs had more value than they do now.







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    Re: Ravens backup RB situation is shaky

    SF or NO may make some cuts, but like already stated, both those teams like carrying 4 RB's. Don't SF have 5 RB's who are all pretty talented? Surely they wont carry 5 RB's.

    Anthony Dixon may become the odd man out there, someone to look out for.
    I still think Ryan Grant would be our best option right now though.
    Last edited by leachisabeast; 08-11-2012 at 09:45 AM.




  9. Re: Ravens backup RB situation is shaky

    After watching Anthony Allen whiff and damn near getting Flacco killed, I'd say the ability to pass block and pick up blitzes should be the #1 priority of who they pick versus how he runs.
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    Re: Ravens backup RB situation is shaky

    Anthony Allen needs to show some serious improvement in the next game. Otherwise, I think he's cut. I wouldn't mind them bringing in Ryan Grant.




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    Re: Ravens backup RB situation is shaky

    Pierce is back on the field practicing, along with a host of others including Birk and Upshaw.

    Now let's hope he can stay there.




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    Re: Ravens backup RB situation is shaky

    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    Anthony Allen needs to show some serious improvement in the next game. Otherwise, I think he's cut. I wouldn't mind them bringing in Ryan Grant.
    I felt he lost his spot on the 53 after that game and was the only one to do so. It's physical and mental with him between the whiffed block and the alligator arms on the pass in the flat for fear of being hit. Scared players are not Ravens.




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