Last week, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh discussed kicking the running game into gear and in Houston he debuted the jumbo package against the Texans. As Aaron Wilson of NationalFootballPost.com points out, it did not have the kind of success that the Ravens were looking for, as the Ravens running backs finished with 63 rushing yards on 24 carries.
The Ravens began their 34-28 overtime win over the Houston Texans with offensive guard Chris Chester starting at tight end and offensive tackle Marshal Yanda shifting inside to right guard and Oniel Cousins taking his place at right tackle.
The Ravens used this alignment heavily during quarterback Joe Flacco’s rookie season and on occasion last year, but had been shelved this season.
Despite it’s failure to get the running game going, John Harbaugh told fans during his radio show that he remains hopeful for the jumbo package. “I’m really hopeful that can help us start knocking some people around,” Harbaugh said.
Do you think the jumbo package will help jump start the Ravens running game?