Marion Barber

After offseason as Ravens' No. 1 running back, Alex Collins has high expectations

After offseason as Ravens' No. 1 running back, Alex Collins has high expectations

Recently, a media outlet had ranked a little more than two dozen running backs in the NFL ahead of the Ravens’ Alex Collins. That played right into Thomas Hammock’s hands.

“I definitely use that to my advantage,” the Ravens running backs coach said. “I think I work a lot better when we have guys that have chips on their shoulders, and I think Alex Collins definitely had that chip on his shoulder.”

Collins nodded when informed of Hammock’s comment before taking aim at the low assessment of his abilities.

“It definitely motivates you because in our mind, there are not 26 other running backs better than me and [backup] Buck Allen,” he said....

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