Justin Forsett is ready to put his 2015 season all the way behind him.
The Baltimore Ravens running back made an appearance on NBC Sports Network’s Pro Football Talk program. He said he is 100 percent ready to play and even though he turns 31 in October, his experience can only help him.
“The game is just so much slower than it was when I was 24,” Forsett said on the program. “Coming into the league, your head’s kinda spinning and things are happening fast on and off the field. Now I kind of got a little more wisdom underneath me and the game has slowed down and I can anticipate things before they happen.”
After bouncing around the NFL during his first six season, he appeared to find a home in Baltimore. His first year as a feature running back in 2014 was far and away the best year of his career. Forsett rushed for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns. He had always maintained a high yards-per-carry average and an increased workload did not hamper that, averaging 5.4 yards per carry.
The 2015 season did not get off to a good start for Forsett. Through 10 games he had only rushed for 621 yards and two touchdowns. That turned out to be it for the season after he suffered a nasty broken arm in a game against the then St. Louis, now Los Angeles Rams.
This season the Ravens may have their most explosive offense in team history. They lost rookie stud wide receiver Breshad Perriman to injury before the regular season. He returns to a receiving core that includes newly acquired speedster Mike Wallace from the Miami Dolphins and returning veteran Steve Smith Sr.
A return to 2014 form from Forsett may be all the Ravens need to vault themselves to the top of the AFC North.