General OL Play
The offensive line played poorly in pass protection, providing Johnson with ATS on only 7 of 41 plays resulting in a pass or sack (17%). Because the Ravens offense was so focused on getting the ball out quickly, Johnson was pressured on “only” 18 plays (44%), which could have been higher with the dearth of 3-second pockets.
The Ravens ran 57 scored snaps (excludes accepted penalties which result in no play, kneels, spikes, and special teams plays that result in a run or pass).
Villanueva: Alejandro had his second worst game of the season. He was beaten outside for a sack by DE Trey Hendrickson (Q3, 12:35). While the Ravens allowed only 1 sack in the gamebook, Johnson was stripped of the football in the pocket two plays later (Q3, 11:57) and then advanced the fumble for positive yards eliminating the sack for official record. I treated that play as a sack for scoring purposes and split it evenly between Villanueva (beaten outside by Hendrickson) and Mekari (bulled by DE Sam Hubbard). He allowed portions of 6 pressures (Q1, 8:47; Q2, 0:18; Q3, 14:28; Q4, 9:32; Q4, 5:15; and Q4, 4:31). He also gave up parts of 3 QHs (Q2, 2:07; Q2, 0:11; and Q3, 14:55). Alejandro missed 7 blocks, all of which were losses at the LoS. He did not make a block in level 2, deliver a pancake, or have a highlight. He connected on his only pull.
Scoring: 57 plays, 38 blocks, 7 missed, 1 penetration, 5 (4 + 2 x 1/2) pressures, 1.17 (1/2 +1/3 + 1/3) QHs, 1.5 sacks, 13.5 points (.24 per play). That’s an F evenafter adjustment.
Cleveland: Ben took a step back from good first start. He gave up parts of 3 pressures, (Q3, 12:00, bulled by DT Josh Tupou; Q3, 0:05, ½ charge for illegally downfield when ball thrown–no flag; Q4, 4:02, beaten outside by DT Mike Daniels). He shared a QH with Villanueva on a botched stunt handoff (Q2, 2:07). His 4 missed were all losses at the LoS. He made 1 block in L2 but did not deliver a pancake. He made his only pull. His highlight was a combination on DT Hill then ILB Markus Bailey in L2 (Q2, 6:59).
Scoring: 57 plays, 49 blocks, 4 missed, 2.5 pressures, ½ QH, 42.5 points (.75 per play). That’s a C with adjustment.
Bozeman: Bradley had another fine game. His only negative charge was for 1/3 of the QH by DT Larry Ogunjobi who he handed off too deep to Zeitler. He missed 3 blocks, 2 of which were losses at the LoS. He made 3 blocks in level 2 but did not deliver a pancake, make a pull, or have a highlight.
Scoring: 51 plays, 47 blocks, 3 missed, 1/3 QH, 46 points (.90 per play). That’s an A- after adjustment.
Zeitler: Kevin had one of his worst games of the year. He surrendered parts of 3 pressures (Q3, 0:40, shed outside by DT Hill, ½ charge; Q3, 0:05, illegally downfield at time of pass–no flag; Q4, 15:00, beaten outside by Hill). He was flagged for holding DT Hill after he was beaten inside (Q4, 10:05). He missed 2 blocks, both of which were losses at the LoS. He did not make a single block in level 2 but delivered 1 pancake and connected on all 5 of his pulls. He did not have a highlight.
Scoring: 57 plays, 50 blocks, 2 missed, 2 (1 + 2 x 1/2) pressures, 1/3 QH, 1 offensive holding, 39 points (.68 per play). That’s a D with or without adjustment.
Mekari: Patrick battled against DE Hubbard. He was party to 4 pressures (Q1, 8:47, bulled by Hubbard, ½ charge; Q2, 3:48, bulled then shed by Hubbard; Q3, 0:40, bulled by Hubbard for flush, ½ charge; Q4, 4:31, beaten inside by DT Hill, ½ charge). He received a 2/3 QH charge when he failed to pick up the stunting DT Hill (Q2, 0:11). His missed 2 blocks both of which were losses at the LoS. He made 1 block in level 2 but did not deliver a pancake, make a pull, or have a highlight.
Scoring: 55 plays, 47 blocks, 2 missed, 2.5 (1 + 3 x 1/2) pressures, 2/3 QH, ½ sack, 37 points (.67 per play). That’s a C with adjustment.
Colon: Trystan played the last series at Center for 6 snaps made 5 blocks and allowed a pressure on the final offensive play (bulled by DT BJ Hill).
Jones-Smith: Jaryd replaced Mekari for the last 2 plays and made both blocks.
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