"I'm not in the Ravens' meetings or in their huddles and don't know their calls. Wade is still there so he knows how to dial things up, but they have to figure out a way to get it done, to get more of a running game and balance because they have a better passing attack than we had. They don't know if they want to run the ball, or make this commitment to Joe as far as passing the ball."
From what Williams has observed, the Ravens should become more of a running team because they have maulers like guards Marshal Yanda and Ben Grubbs and tackle Bryant McKinnie. But he doesn't believe the Ravens have given them time to mature as a unit.
After Sunday's loss to Seattle, just about every player on the roster agreed that Rice has to touch the ball more. The Ravens have attempted 362 passes while rushing 221 times.
"We know who our bell cow is on offense," said Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. "Me being here 10 years ago, remembering the same kind of stats with Jamal Lewis, when those stats changed, we never lost another game. Sometimes those things have to happen to put you in position to understand that's our bell cow.
"If that talent right there isn't touching the ball 25, 30 times, then you have to question yourself, 'What are we actually doing balance-wise?' Jamal Lewis was that type of player back in the day. Ray Rice is definitely one of those talents that has to get an offense going. So, I just think our offensive guys will definitely do a better job getting the ball in his hands."
If not, there could be some helmets thrown on the sidelines soon.