When asked how he felt about a running back by committee approach, Ravens RB Justin Forsett jokingly feigned ignorance.
"What's that?" Forsett said, per ESPN's Jamison Hensley.
Forsett's comedy bit oozed with sarcasm, but it underscores the idea that the career journeyman wants to carry the load.
One thing Forsett has in his favor is that the running game did struggle last season, especially when he was out of the lineup. On the balance, the Ravens fell to 1,478 total rushing yards in 2015, down from 2,019 in 2015.
But the 30-year-old back himself doesn't exactly have a history of consistent success. His first season in Baltimore in 2014 was a Pro Bowl year, but it was also his first with more than 120 carries and more than 650 yards.
Forsett may want to carry the load, but early indications are this will be a committee. The story mentioned NFL Media's Mike Garafolo noted rookie Kenneth Dixon has a "legitimate shot" to earn snaps early in the season. Dixon is said to have shiftiness and one-cut explosiveness and is a reliable pass-catching out of the backfield.