Can the Baltimore Ravens’ Offense Survive Without Marshal Yanda?
The Baltimore Ravens lost All-Pro guard Marshal Yanda for the year in Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns. Yanda broke his leg in the second half and new addition Tony Bergstrom seemed to hold his ground as a replacement.
It is no question losing the best guard and future Hall of Famer is a blow for any team, but with all the injuries the Ravens have already had, can this team survive without him?
The Ravens will take a step back on the offensive side of the ball with the loss of Yanda, but hopefully the offense can still function. Bergstrom and rookie Jermaine Eluemunor, who head coach John Harbaugh has said is almost ready to see the field on Sundays, are going to have to replace someone who has only allowed five sacks since 2012. No, that is not a typo, Yanda has been so good, he has only allowed five sacks in over four years while playing three different positions on the O-Line. Bergstrom is the front runner in replacing Yanda, but with the Ravens playing in London this Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, expect Britain native Eluemunor to see the field for a drive or two.
As long as the defense can play as shutdown as they have been, which is likely to happen against turnover machine Blake Bortles, the Ravens can pull out another win.