The Baltimore Ravens got dominated by the Seattle Seahawks to the tune of a 35-6 defeat on Sunday. It marks the worst of the season by far and the second worst margin of defeat at home. The Ravens fall to 4-9 and legitimately out of the playoffs, meaning that some of the Ravens younger talent gets a chance to strut their stuff and show off in live game situations for the first time this season. The adjustment in snap counts could indicate the Ravens liking what they see out of someone and maybe a bigger role in 2016.
The main starters on the offensive line played the entire game, all 58 snaps of it. With left tackle Eugene Monroe on injured reserve and the Ravens having switched guard Kelechi Osemele to the tackle spot, it marked the first game where there was some semblance of unity on the offensive line. What is interesting is that despite all five lineman playing 100% of the offensive snaps, we see another tackle on this list. James Hurst has 11 snaps on offense, where they placed him in as an extra blocker, tight end type of role. With the running game never really gaining hold, it clearly didn't work all that well.
The Ravens also utilized six wide receivers in the game. Kaelin Clay got his first real snap on offense this season, though it didn't amount to anything. We'll see if he gets any extra chances going forward or if the Ravens push snaps to Daniel Brown, Chris Matthews and Chris Givens instead.
Defensively, we see that the Ravens rotated players around a lot more with only two guys getting 100% of the snaps. Even though the team had difficulty with the Seattle offense throwing it wherever they liked, there were only four cornerbacks on the field in the game. More than anything, that gives a good indication on just how damaged the Ravens are in their secondary. Dean Pees tried to mix things up and we see that Zachary Orr and Albert McClellan continue to get snaps in coverage instead of using Daryl Smith in that role.
Even though the game was a blowout, the snap counts give us a good indication that the Ravens are trying some new things and checking out some of their younger players. It's not the result that the fans were hoping for, but it is exactly what they have been asking for since the bye week. Sadly, there is a good reason that some of the players shouldn't be on the field, but in a lost season, there is little you can do but give them a chance.