Mark Ingram: We’re gonna have the best backfield in the league

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The Ravens led the league in rushing last year, so one might have thought that the last thing running back Mark Ingram would have liked to see the team do in the draft was add a back early in the proceedings.

That’s what they did by drafting J.K. Dobbins in the second round, however, and Ingram said on NFL Network Thursday night that he’s happy to make room for Dobbins in a backfield that also includes Gus Edwards and Justice Hill.

“I like his mindset, I like his attitude, I like the way he runs the ball. Just bring him and his talents to our room that’s already special; our backfield is gonna be the best in the league for sure,” Ingram said. “We’re all looking forward to it, being playmakers for the team and help us win the championship.”

The Ravens have talked about using all four backs and doing so with the same kind of success they enjoyed in 2019 should make their backfield tough to beat as the top in the league.

19 responses to “Mark Ingram: We’re gonna have the best backfield in the league

  1. It’s the same as having four quarterbacks. (Yes, you New England) You really have zero.

    I’ll take Josh Jacobs over the bizarro four horsemen any day.

  2. I’d take NE’s over Baltimore’s, especially if JJ Taylor makes the roster.

    If Baltimore gets behind like we saw Tenn do to them, they’re finished. You can’t just run the ball 40 times every week and expect to win that way in a passing league, especially when your QB gets 20 carries weekly like some kind of a 1985 wishbone offense. lmao

    KC will beat Baltimore every time.

  3. what about nick chubb and kareem hunt? both are FAR better than the ravens stock. id say the only ravens running back who is truly a potential threat is dobbins. the dude could be trouble for other teams down the road.

  4. I think the Ravens will not only have the best backfield but an improved passing game and defense. Really looking forward to the week 3 match up with KC!

  5. They are a dynamic running team but as stated earlier, if they get into a hole early, you take away their strength and it exposed Lamar Jackson as a passer. Fun to watch, but their season ends way too early…

  6. As long as you like to sit on the sideline. Last time I checked you didn’t play on the offensive line Ingram.

  7. tylawpick6 says:
    May 8, 2020 at 10:21 am
    I’d take NE’s over Baltimore’s, especially if JJ Taylor makes the roster.

    If Baltimore gets behind like we saw Tenn do to them, they’re finished. You can’t just run the ball 40 times every week and expect to win that way in a passing league, especially when your QB gets 20 carries weekly like some kind of a 1985 wishbone offense. lmao

    KC will beat Baltimore every time.

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    Where to begin…Where. To . Begin?

    First off, Balt is making a concerted effort to have LJax run less and throw more to preserve his health and continue his development as a passing QB – which will undoubtedly improve in the coming years.
    Second, his ABILITY to tuck and run creates an entirely new, unprecedented threat to opposing Defenses. No one (not Randall Cunningham, Fran Tarkenton or even Russell Wilson) has or had the shake he has as a runner. The fact that he CAN run like an RB has opens up to him a whole new dimension as a passing QB. A dimension that belongs to him alone in todays NFL. Buying time is a given, but there are PASSING plays only he can make (think Russell Wilson x10) BECAUSE OF HIS ABILITY TO RUN.

    He is like no other that has come before him. Underestimate him at your own peril.

    His abilities illustrate, to an extreme level, my premise on the Brady vs Belichick debate. Belichick has yet to make a single play on an NFL field.
    Players make plays and coaches do their best to put them in position to make them. Thats it. Jackson, like Brady, makes more out of his own ability to read, diagnose, ad-lib, make it up as he goes along and execute successful plays ON THE FIELD than Belichick (McDaniels) or Harbaugh could ever dream up in a millions years.
    It’s Brady, just like Jackson, who is WAY more responsible for the Pats success than BB.
    Its not even close

  8. Grab a lead against this one dimensional powerhouse and they turn into the 80’s Cornhuskers.

  9. ANDRE B says:
    May 8, 2020 at 10:57 am
    They are a dynamic running team but as stated earlier, if they get into a hole early, you take away their strength and it exposed Lamar Jackson as a passer. Fun to watch, but their season ends way too early…

    4 1 Rate This

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    It’s only going to get worse. He’s a more athletic Jamarcus Russell who was handled well as a rookie to be able to promote his limited passing skills.

    He has no other gear for a modern day QB. And then, the injury….It’s coming with 15-20 rushes per game. It’s coming.

  10. I think a lot of teams are going to be sorry they didn’t take Dobbins.

  11. tylawspick6 says:
    May 8, 2020 at 12:04 pm
    ANDRE B says:
    May 8, 2020 at 10:57 am
    They are a dynamic running team but as stated earlier, if they get into a hole early, you take away their strength and it exposed Lamar Jackson as a passer. Fun to watch, but their season ends way too early…

    4 1 Rate This

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    It’s only going to get worse. He’s a more athletic Jamarcus Russell who was handled well as a rookie to be able to promote his limited passing skills.

    He has no other gear for a modern day QB. And then, the injury….It’s coming with 15-20 rushes per game. It’s coming.
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    Did you really just compare LJ to Jamarcus Russell? Laughable

  12. Baltimore’s high school offense was exposed in the playoff. They will not catch teams by surprise this year.

  13. Ingram speaks about the backfield in total terms, but I don’t think when speaking of the best “backfield” most people include the QB, especially if he isn’t in the RB room – which Ingram refers to. Sure Baltimore led the league in rushing yards with, but the QB position contributed 1,276 of the 3,296 total rushing yards. The RBs contributed 1,954, not a small amount and very impressive. but that included 1,206 contributed by Lamar Jackson, so if you deduct those the backfield is left with providing 2,090 rushing yards. But I don’t think that “backfield” has the success it does without Lamar Jackson leading the way as a dual threat runner/passer. I think Ingram is taking credit for the “backfield” that rightfully belongs to the most unique QB in the game right now.

  14. Baltimore’s high school offense was exposed in the playoff. They will not catch teams by surprise this year.
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    Did you even watch the game? Baltimore inexplicably gave up on the run. LJ dropped back to pass 60+ times. It was completely unnecessary because for most of it, they were not out of the game. Ingram and Edwards only touched the ball 9 times total. Everyone, including the announcers, questioned why the were so quick to drop the offense that got them there. I’m not a even a Ravens fan.

  15. Let’s crown the Ravens now… like so many did for the Browns at this time last year.

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