Harbaugh defends playing Dobbins in the preseason finale

Harbaugh defends playing Dobbins in the preseason finale

Baltimore Ravens bringing back JK Dobbins will miss the entire 2021 season due to the torn ACL he sustained during Saturday’s preseason win over the Washington Football Team.

According to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh told reporters on Monday that “it’s an honest conversation” to ask if he should have sat Dobbins for Saturday’s entire pointless game, but also compared his handling of the roster during the preseason. with approaches embraced by other coaches.

“But there are other teams that don’t play against their guys at all,” Harbaugh explained. “They don’t play their starters for a moment. We’re probably as close to that as we are… I know we’re further down that road than we’ve ever been. We played our boys so little this off-season. It’s just how we did it. But when a man gets hurt, you ask yourself those questions.”

The Ravens have been associated with veteran free agent ball carrier Todd Gurley by multiple outlets, but Harbaugh suggested current Baltimore running backs Gus Edwards and Ty’Son Williams could produce enough to make up for Dobbins’ absence.

Baltimore kicks off the regular season with the Las Vegas Raiders in a ‘Monday Night Football’ showdown on September 13.

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