The onus will fall on OC Greg Roman, running backs coach Matt Weiss and the rest of the offensive coaching staff to get and keep all four backs involved. It will require a delicate balance of getting everybody touches while also riding the hot hand and making sure the right back is on the field at the right time when there is a football game to be won.
“We’ll find ways to make it work, for sure,” Roman said. “To have that kind of backfield is a blessing. We definitely want to get into training camp and work through it and kind of evolve as we go. As far as how we are actually going to deploy them, who we are going to emphasize and how, I think that’s going to happen on the fly every day in training camp, and (we’ll) get a better feel for that. But I love problems like that. I mean that sincerely.”
The story said the team could ride the hot hand week to week, but the piece also mentioned it doesn't mean Ingram will have a reduced roll. We touched on the Ravens RB situation a few weeks ago. Ingram and Edwards are expected to be free agents after this season, so the future very much could be Dobbins and Hill. But for this year, it's going to take some sorting out and it's possible all four backs have fantasy value.
Jonathan Taylor is expected to share carries with starter Marlon Mack, but don’t be surprised if the rookie has a few breakout games and HC Frank Reich stays with him.
The story said the coaches are impressed by Taylor's physical appearance and the rookies have been in the building longer than anyone so coaches are getting good looks. It added Reich likes riding the hot hand, so if Taylor is giving a defense trouble, the author thinks Reich will keep calling his number.