Trestman: 'We want to be a great running football team'

ESPN - [Full Article]

Marc Trestman is known for his pass-happy playbook, and the Baltimore Ravens are defined by a rugged running game under coach John Harbaugh.

So, what will the Ravens' offense look like in 2015? Three days into training camp, Trestman insists there will be no change in the offense's personality even though there is a change at play-caller.

"Ravens football starts with the running game, and that doesn't mean you're not going to throw the ball," Trestman said. "But the emphasis here is we want to be a great running football team and we have the players to do that. So that's where we start."

Fantasy Impact: 

This would differ from Trestman's track record. He's known as the "quarterback whisperer" who turned Josh McCown into an effective passer in Chicago. His offenses feature quick, efficient passes and lots of throws to running backs. Playing power football hasn't been his reputation, the story pointed out. In Trestman's 12 years as a head coach or offensive coordinator in the NFL, his offenses have ranked in the top half of rushing attempts per game only twice. He's only had one season where his running game has finished higher than 16th. Either way, Justin Forsett is an interesting fantasy RB option after a great season last year running the ball. The speculation is Forsett will be a big part of the passing game, much like Matt Forte was in Chicago last year under Trestman. Forsett is shaping up to be a very solid RB2 option and is projected for 62 receptions.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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