Everybody lost today, with the heat index upwards of 100 degrees, but the Ravens valiantly continued practice, demonstrating their mettle.
No matter the heat the Ravens pressed on, and produced a great practice following Thursday’s preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.
Bad day of practice:
James Hurst - Hurst did nothing wrong today, but a bad day followed nonetheless with both Alex Lewis and Vladimir Ducasse filling in for John Urschel’s absence. Hurst has been battling to keep a back-up role with Baltimore, but today showed he may be lower than previously expected.
Shareece Wright - The cornerback was shook hard by Kamar Aiken in single competition. Later on a few catches were made on his side. Nothing terrible, but the offense targeted his way more than towards Jimmy Smith.
Winners of practice:
Kamar Aiken - The best player on the field today, Kamar outplayed everybody on the field. I have six catches on my paper, and he scored multiple TD’s. While the spotlight is on Mike Wallace’s addition Kamar is somehow behind a shadow, even when producing almost a 1,000 yards last season.
Benjamin Watson - If the pass wasn’t towards Aiken, the ball flew to Ben. Quite a few checkmarks next to his name on my paper, with two touchdowns. Ben will be heavily used this season, and his play is developing well with Joe Flacco.
Alex Lewis - Gifted with extra reps the rookie lineman from Nebraska is already overcoming the competition on the depth chart. Today Lewis was slotted in with the starting line, as John Urschel had the day off. He also had snaps as back-up left tackle.