The unwanted label began sticking to Alex Collins in college, even as he became the rare runner to string together three 1,000-yard seasons in the Southeastern Conference.
It hampered him as he tried to get his NFL career off the ground with the Seattle Seahawks, and now, it has him on shaky ground in Baltimore, despite the fact that he’s been the Ravens’ most exciting and productive runner in recent weeks.
It’s the last thing any skill-position player wants to be called. Critics throw it around as if it’s the name of some infectious disease.
Yet Collins does not shy away from discussing his difficulties with ball security....