Imprint Ingram’s distress went from cautious optimism the working attend would return to the discipline this week to hesitant uncertainty.
The Baltimore Ravens’ lead working attend disregarded Wednesday’s note again due to the a calf injury suffered in Week 16. Whereas last week, coach John Harbaugh acknowledged Ingram turn out to be as soon as heading in the accurate path to play in the Divisional Spherical, this week the RB is judicious “day to day” quiet. Lacking practices to initiating the week is no longer an infinite signal for his availability Saturday against the Tennessee Titans.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport renowned earlier in the week that Ingram turn out to be as soon as if fact be told pudgy plod last week however felt some tightness, per a supply, and pulled attend in hopes to protect away from re-injury. Rapoport renowned that Ingram quiet had a large g****e to play this week.
Since then, on the opposite hand, the working attend quiet has no longer returned to seem at.
In the match Ingram can’t glide, the majority of the workload will land on the shoulders of Gus Edwards.
“I’m ready for no topic they supply me. I’m hoping it’s plenty,” Edwards acknowledged, via the crew’s first rate web advise. “I protect to protect up the ball. I’ve honest received to procure my solutions ready, my physique ready, and I’m going to be ready when my title is named.”
Edwards proved he’s a steady stand-in for Ingram in the season finale. Despite going via a previously stellar Steelers protection — one who needed a grab to attend playoff hopes alive — Edwards dashed for 130 yards on 21 carries (6.2 yards per tote) in Week 17. The 2nd-year working attend owns the energy to bustle between the tackles, and adequate pop on the 2nd stage to flip moderate runs into first downs.
“I protect to decide on every obtain with that mindset that it’s my opportunity to display disguise what I will beget,” Edwards acknowledged. “It be heart-broken what Imprint goes via fair now. But I’ve received to step up. That’s why I’m right here. I’m right here to create plays and bustle the ball and attend my crew grab games.”
Operate no mistake, lacking Ingram would possibly possibly perchance be a pleasant blow to the Ravens. The lead attend is a violent runner who shoots out enjoy a cannon as soon as past the mesh level. His aggressive, offended nature is the right kind complement to Lamar Jackson. No longer that Edwards can’t absorb the sneakers neatly adequate, however there would possibly be honest one thing loads of with the effectiveness of the Ravens’ numerous bustle-game when Ingram is on the discipline.
If Ingram is sidelined or has his snaps curtailed critically, the weight will land on Edwards, in conjunction with shifty attend Justice Hill, to be particular the Ravens’ magical season is no longer derailed in the Divisional Spherical.
Baltimore’s bustle design has been unstoppable this season and would possibly possibly perchance quiet be on pudgy say Saturday, despite the incontrovertible truth that Ingram sits. The Titans’ weak point has been slowing exterior runs, where they’ll be predisposed to lose the threshold and procure gashed. If Ingram sits, that would possibly possibly perchance mean we gaze Hill opt on a bigger feature than anticipated, attempting to spend the rookie’s plod to burn Tennessee on the threshold.