In just his third year in the
How do the Ravens intend on containing Atkins?
“That’s difficult to do, obviously,” offensive coordinator
So what are the Ravens’ options? The first thought is to have two offensive linemen double team him. The
Another idea is to line up fullback
"The way I would handle that is, I would slide to him," Dukes said. "I would have sliding protections going to where he is. A slide will allow the offensive linemen to be stronger because he's only got one area to protect and that means he can be stouter at the point of attack. That is how I would address him."
Other plans could entail asking Flacco to utilize three- and five-step drops to counter Atkins' quickness or having Flacco roll out of the pocket and away from the pressure. If you believe Caldwell, every idea could be used Sunday because the Bengals will try to counter whatever method the Ravens employ.