It is no mystery the Ravens pass rush has struggled. Timmy Jernigan has provided sparks on the interior, mostly through gap exchange concepts and stunts, but the edge rushers in Terrell Suggs, Za'Darius Smith and now Matt Judon have not been consistent.
Smith and Judon could benefit from playing in the stances they excelled in college. Both players have made strides as outside linebackers, but the struggles of the pass-rush are still restricting their impact. The self searching through the bye week hopefully brought this to the Ravens coaches attention.
Even if the three pass-rushers mentioned above are not speed rushers, lining them up in speed rushing stances at wider angles will at the very least give them a better chance to threaten the outside to set up better bull rushes. Terrell Suggs has made a Hall of Fame career out of speed-to-power rushes.
The four man pass rush has lacked life. The Ravens need to do whatever is in the books to try to add a spark, as the season will be on the line this afternoon.