In what shouldn't be a surprise given their new offensive coordinator's tendencies, the
The scheme could favor backup running back
The Ravens might need to add a couple of fresh linemen to make the transititon smooth.
"It's hard to hand it to one guy 30 times a game; they just get worn down," Kubiak said according to the official team website. "It'll take both of them. They're very talented and if we can get both of them going, the better we'll be."
Pierce didn't take advantage of his opportunities last season, rumbling for 436 yards on 152 carries with two touchdowns last year. He did add 20 catches for 104 yards.
Pierce is expected to require four to five months of rehabilitation and is expected to make a full recovery. In 2013, Pierce ran for 436 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 2.9 yards per carry and caught 20 passes for 104 yards as the backup to Ray Rice.
Kubiak, who coached a series of successful running backs when he coached in Denver, will work to restore Rice to his standing of greatness while trying to maximize the talents of
"If they'll get downhill, we'll do fine," Kubiak said. "[They've had] some great running backs here that have been very successful. We told (coach John Harbaugh) we think they fit what we do very well. It's our job now to go teach our system and get them comfortable with it."
Baltimore averaged 3.1 yards per carry in 2013.
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