"The word I think of is 'commitment,'" Yanda said of the running game, via ESPN.com. "I think we're going to be committed to it more this year than we ever have."
Last year, the Ravens ranked 30th in rushing attempts per game (22.9) and 28th in total rushing yards (1,463). In 2015, Baltimore was 25th in attempts (23.9) and 26th in yards (1,478). The previous year, John Harbaugh's team ranked 11th in attempts (28.0 per game) and eighth in yards (2,019). While correlation doesn't equal causation, it's worth pointing out that 2014 was the last time the Ravens made the playoffs while 2015-2016 were two of the worst years of Harbaugh's tenure.
Flacco was coming off an ACL injury last year and in a short-pass based offense (which is not his strong suit), put one of the worst seasons of his career. Flacco's 6.4 passing yards per attempt ranked 27th in the NFL, and his 83.5 passer rating placed him 24th out of 30 qualified passers.