Baltimore Ravens Offseason Conditioning Program to Reduce Injuries

OWINGS MILLS Md. — The Baltimore RavensAfter an injury-filled season, many are already making changes.

The warm-ups have been shorter and the reps are fewer for the players. This week's team's offseason conditioning program has begun. Ravens just finished a season in the which 25 players were on injured reserve.

Pro Bowl fullback: “I believe it means that you can have more faith in the process because you know the coaches and organization are trying their best to take care us.” Patrick RicardWednesday, he said. They are aware of the injuries that we have sustained. My opinion is that you cannot do the same thing over and again and expect a different result. It's just going to make you insane.”

The Ravens' 8-9 record was due to injuries. This is the first time the Ravens have been last in AFC North since coach John Harbaugh's 14-year tenure. Baltimore had eight starters in IR at the conclusion of the season, including All-Pro left tackle Ronnie Stanley, Pro Bowl cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey Marcus PetersRunning backs and, J.K. Dobbins Gus Edwards.

Harbaugh met for four hours with the performers after the season. His message was not only to not react to injuries but also to not minimize them.

The main change in the voluntary program for offseason has been the decrease of workload. The drills, which were once 10-12 reps long, are now only eight to 10.

Steve Saunders, Ravens strength and conditioning coach, stated that the program is still viable on its own merits. However, he made small tweaks to improve it. We'll say, “OK, we don’t know what these guys are doing. Let's look at the situation from a different perspective.

After the two previous springs of virtual training, this is the first in-person program for offseason conditioning. The Ravens suffered a 19-day stretch last summer in which five of their running backs and three running backs sustained season-ending injuries.

Is it possible that the team didn't have a program last season?

Saunders stated that “you never know what contributed” to any given situation. It was definitely not a plus.

Harbaugh stated last month that the Ravens would also change their offseason practices and training camp to lessen injuries.

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