PFF has once again supplied Baltimore Beatdown with five players on offense and defense whom performed positively or negatively.
Left tackle Ronnie Stanley produced yet another top-notch performancd. He topped the team for the second week running with a 87.4 game grade, giving up only one hurry.
It wasn’t the left tackle whom forced Joe Flacco to throw the interceptions either. PFF studied the tape and found Flacco was pressured on only 17.8% of drop backs, but managed to get sacked on 37.5% of those plays, the highest percentage for Sunday afternoon's games. Pressured or not, Flacco struggled to make his mark on the game, with both his interceptions coming on plays where he wasn’t pressured. PFF also said Flacco failed to complete any deep passes against the Bears. He was 14 of 17 on hitches and throws to HBs, but failed to connect on any of the four go routes he targeted. Shocker, Joe completes short passes, but can’t connect on any intermediate throws.
The interior line is clearly weak, as PFF noted all nine pressures allowed came on inside moves. The Ravens are without three of their talented guard players, and now can’t bandage the unit back together.
A bright light in the Ravens offense, Ben Watson had another clean game in pass protection, and is yet to give up any pressure so far this season.
On the defensive side of the ball, multiple Ravens are highlighted and lowlighted.
“Despite being only targeted three times, FS Tony Jefferson allowed all three passes to be completed for 52 yards and two touchdowns. He has now given up four touchdowns into his coverage so far this season, and no other Ravens defensive back has allowed more than one.”
Jefferson wasn’t brought on to play coverage, but you’d hope he wouldn’t be the weakest link in the secondary. It’s hard not second guessing the safeties contract right now.
Even with Brandon Williams out, Michael Pierce is continuing to flourish. The big man finished as the Ravens best defensive player with an 82.7 game grade. He recorded six defensive stops, tied for his highest number so far in 2017.
If only we could clone our starting inside linebacker. . .
“C.J. Mosley led the way with nine defensive stops against the Bears. No other LB had more than seven stops in the Sunday afternoon games in Week 6. He added one hurry in addition to this.”
Something that sticks out, is PFF metioning the Ravens played with four DB’s on 69% of defensive snaps. Up until this point, they had nickel as their most used personnel in a game. Against a heavier, running team, you’d figure they’d keep the extra body in the box?
Congratulations to OLB Matt Judon, as he made a personal best six defensive stops to give himself a run defense grade of 85.2. He also recorded two sacks. As Baltimore Beatdown mentioned, he’s a player for the future with the Ravens.