Raven Reviews: Not to Critique Baltimore, But Shouldn’t Willis McGahee Start?

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Published: October 2, 2009

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... the early productivity of the Ravens' running back tandem in Ray Rice and Willis McGahee.

Both are fairly middlin’ when it comes to total yards on the year; they rank 19th and 20th in the league, respectively. But look a little closer and see that McGahee seems to be as productive as Rice in a reserve role, and slightly more adept at finding the end zone.

 

With six fewer carries on the year, McGahee has four more touchdowns, the same number of runs for 20 or more yards (1), nearly twice the amount of first downs (11), and nearly one yard more in per carry average (5.9).

Of course, much of this is relative to when McGahee carries the ball; primarily in short yardage situations and around the goal line. But if you are trusting McGahee, with his injury history and all to shoulder the bulkier rushing assignments, would it be blasphemous to enter him as the starter...

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