The lead? Like it has been won that conflict feels.
Together with Alex Collins inactive with a foot injury, Gus Edwards — aka”Gus the Bus” — continued his tear with a bruising style of jogging, totaling 118 yards rushing in Sunday’s 34-17 win over the Oakland Raiders. This follows a 115-yard campaign per week before against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Eclipsing 100 yards rushing in back-to-back games tightens Edwards’ grip and places him in select business:
This is really a stretch for Edwards, who had 64 yards rushing over the initial ten weeks of the season.
“It’s my opportunity, and I’m likely to take advantage of it,” Edwards stated. “That’s going to last to be my mindset”
Prior to moving to Rutgers, edwards, who spent most of his school career at Miami, was on the practice squad to the first five weeks of Baltimore. He then sat at the bottom of the depth chart behind Collins and Javorius Allen for the next four games.
It was only in Jackson that Edwards got his opportunity. With Jackson’s rate to hit the borders, Edwards’ ability to power his way between the tackles functions as the perfect complement.
“I think everyone, every back, has their own personality. They’re all physical in their own way. However, Gus is 240 lbs. He is a downhill runner”
There will be some doubt with Edwards. He set his numbers up in the NFL against the Bengals and Raiders, the two worst run defenses.
However, Edwards has supplied a Baltimore ground attack that had fought to get on track all season with the punch. Edwards’ 5.8 yards per carry average is a massive upgrade over Collins (3.6) and Allen (2.7). Edwards has more 15-yard runs in just two games (four) compared to Collins had from the first nine games (three).
“I was like,’Man he is only running through people!’ He was breaking tackles,” Jackson stated. “He only wanted to be fed.”
Can Edwards have a new name in the locker room today?
“‘Gus the Bus’ “It rhymes too! It is loved by us.
The presumption was Edwards would share the backfield with Collins. Collins missed Thursday’s practice with a foot injury, but he had full participation Friday.
Edwards did not know Collins will be inactive until he came at M&T Bank Stadium. It showed lots of religion to provide the vast majority of the carries to Edwards rather than Allen, a longtime backup, or Ty Montgomery, that was traded out of Green Bay for a seventh-round pick, especially with the Ravens (6-5) fighting for their playoff lives.
“It was a must-win situation,” Edwards stated. “We’re practicing as we must win. Where we’re at right now, Everybody in the locker room knows. We’re playing with a chip on the shoulder, and it is helping us.”