Today, the Baltimore Ravens offense took its time warming up. It was reminiscent of getting a diesel truck started back in a frigid Wyoming winter at NARM. Took way longer than it should, but once on, it never tempered.
Player of the practice: WR Chris Moore
After a quiet set of practices this training camp, Moore was targeted four times consecutively, and hauling in three of them for 51 yards. One of them was a one-handed grab as he gained a step on CB Tavon Young.
QB Lamar Jackson — The offense was sluggish during their first scrimmage, but then Jackson got rolling. A two-minute drill ended with him going 4/6 for 59 yards and a rushing touchdown. A big chunk was gained from his pass to Moore, but he also connected WR Seth Roberts for eight yards. Then, Roberts drew a defensive pass interference call on CB Marlon Humphrey which marked the ball at the 1-yard line. Next play, Jackson strolls into the endzone.
QB Trace McSorley — I’ve been disatisfied by McSorley’s passing game as he was mostly connecting on short-yard plays, but a 25-yard completion to WR Jaleel Scott impressed the crowd during the first set of scrimmage.
LT Ronnie Stanley — The starting left tackle appears in great shape and his play shows he’s ready to take the next step in his career. I have multiple, “79 with a good block” wrote in my notepad. Also, during run drills, Stanley bulldozed two defenders as he opened up a gap for RB Kenneth Dixon.
OLB Shane Ray — A great set of practices has been put together by the former first-round draft pick. One particular play featured Ray speed-rushing around Orlando Brown Jr. for a would-be pressure.
WR Miles Boykin — About halfway through practice, I made a mental note of the rookie wideout not having made a play. One instance featured Maurice Canady breaking up a deep ball when Boykin was one-on-one near the endzone, which fell to the turf. Later on, the rookie managed to bring down a pass while fending off Canady, who received a pass interference call on the play.
CB Maurice Canady — Yes, he still ends the practice with a positive. Boykin got the best of him once but Canady stopped him all alone in the open field. He also broke up a pass to Scott and let the offense hear it afterward.
RB Mark Ingram II — Good rushing ability and he also found a wide-open field during the two-minute drill where Humphrey moved too far inside in coverage.
OL Darrell Williams — He’s seeing a lot of snaps and I’ve been impressed with his blocking. He pulled on a run play and cancelled Chris Wormley’s tackle with a good block and hand placement.
CB Marlon Humphrey — A couple bad plays left Humphrey with a practice result he probably wouldn’t be happy with. The defensive pass interference call hurt and when Ingram burned past him he knew it was in his area. He’ll roll this one off his back and be ready for tomorrow, no doubt.
QB Joe Callahan — Just not delivering the passes quick enough or on target consistently. That being said, he’s also learning this playbook on the fly and it’s not easy to get acclimated and ready so quickly.