Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett understands that he is in for a battle at his position between himself, Kenneth Dixon, Buck Allen, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Terrance West and Trent Richardson. So when Forsett hears pundits talk about the competition, he wants to make sure he does everything he can to put himself in front of everyone else.
“I want to put myself in a position where they can’t take me off the field. That is my mentality,” Forsett noted via BaltimoreRavens.com. “At the end of the day, everybody has their role, and I’ll let coach decide that.”
That’s a good attitude to have. Some may read that as someone who doesn’t want to be a team player, but that isn’t the case at all. You want guys who are competitive and want to leave everything on the line because it makes his teammates and his coaches know that he is all in and when someone has Forsett’s mindset that can only be good for the team.
There isn’t any doubt that the Ravens have talent at the running back position so Forsett holding on to the number one spot at the position on the depth chart is easier said than done.
With Dixon widely regarded as the second best running back in the 2016 NFL Draft class to go along with having an elusive runner in his teammate Buck Allen it provides an exciting time for the Ravens and a problem the Ravens would love to have.
Among others at the running back position, Richardson, Taliaferro and West have something to prove in their own right. Richardson wants to prove that he was worthy of being the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Taliaferro wants prove that he can stay healthy and be the bruising runner the Ravens expect him to be and West might have the best balance at the position in terms of speed and power.