For Ravens Pro Bowl fullback Le’Ron McClain, visions of grinding out pivotal fourth-quarter drives and touchdowns are a primary motivating factor as he tries to exercise and diet his way down to his ideal playing weight.
McClain said that he reported at 270 pounds with a target goal of getting down to 260 or 255 pounds.
“I’m in pretty good shape right now,” McClain said. “I’ve got about 10 more pounds to lose. I want to be in that 12-play drive kind of shape.
“I can move at any weight, but 260 or 255 is the weight I feel best at. I’m just working hard to get to that point.” /div>
For McClain, it’s a case of pushing himself to be more heavily involved in the offense as he returns to a more traditional fullback role one year removed from rushing for a career-high 902 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead the team.
If McClain is in optimum shape, then he’s hoping that offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is more likely to reciprocate with additional carries.