Passing/Pressure Analysis

Jackson was afforded ample time and space (ATS) on 18 of 41 (44%) drop backs resulting in a pass/sack.  With ATS, he threw for 106 yards (5.9 YPP), 1 sack, 3 turnovers. 

He delivered the ball before pressure could develop (BOQ) 10 times (24%) with 5 complete for 34 yards (3.4 YPP).  He was pressured 13 times (32%), on which he completed 6 of 10 passes for 115 net yards (8.8 YPP) with 3 sacks. 

So it would be fair to say Lamar underperformed relative to his opportunity set (approximately 20 yards shy of expectations) before his scramble contributions are considered.  He was also responsible for 2 turnovers and Flowers had a third, so overall passing results were bad.

By number of pass rushers:

3:  4 plays, 25 net yards, 6.3 YPP

4:  17 plays, 145 net yards, 8.5 YPP, 3 sacks, 2 turnovers         

5:  11 plays, 66 net yards, 6.0 YPP

6:  8 plays, 19 net yards, 2.4 YPP, 1 sack, 1 turnover

7:  1 play, 0 yards

The Chiefs rushed 5 or more on 20 of 41 (49%) plays resulting in a pass or sack on which the Ravens averaged 4.3 YPP, 1 sack, 1 turnover. 

OL Scoring

The Ravens ran 56 scored snaps (excludes accepted penalties which result in no play, kneels, spikes, and special teams plays that result in a run or pass).

Stanley:  Ronnie finished the year strong.  He was party to 2 pressure events (beaten outside by LB Tranquill, full pressure, Q3, 7:05 and tripped over Likely who was bulled by DE Danna, 1/2 QH, Q3, 4:53).  I did not charge Stanley with the strip sack by DE Omenihu because he held that block in excess of 3 seconds. Of his 2 missed blocks, 1 was a loss at the LoS.  He had 1 block in level 2 and delivered 1 pancake.  He connected on his only pull.  He did not have a highlight.

Scoring:  54 plays, 50 blocks, 2 missed, 1 pressure, ½ QH, 46.5 points (.86 per play).  That’s a B+.   

Stanley’s strong finish increases the chance the Ravens will not attempt to make a change at LT in 2024 but they are still likely to draft one early and develop him to be available for 2025.

Simpson:  John continued his streak of poor play.  He was party to 2 negative pass-blocking events, (steamrolled/pc’d by DT Jones, 2/3 QH, Q2, 4:09; bulled then beaten outside by DT Wharton, full pressure, Q3, 0:49).  He was flagged for holding DT Jones, Q3, 4:11.  Of his 4 missed blocks, 2 were losses at the LoS.  He had 3 blocks in level 2 and delivered 3 pancakes.  He connected on all 4 of his pulls.  His highlight was a pull to block LB Tranquill then pancake CB McDuffie in L2, (we refer to this as a ‘cycle’ block because it was at the same time a pull, pancake, L2, and highlight; Q1, 5:46).

Scoring:  56 plays, 50 blocks, 4 missed, 1 pressure, 2/3 QH, 1 offensive holding, 40 points (.71 per play).  That’s a D.

In his time with the Raiders, John had 17 penalties in 1,622 offensive snaps, a rate of 1 every 95.4 snaps.  This season with the Ravens he was flagged 13 times in 1,242 snaps, 1 every 95.5 snaps. 

Linderbaum:  Tyler turned in another fine game.  His only negative event was a pressure when bulled by DT Wharton (Q4, 3:33).  He was run out of another pressure by Lamar (Q3, 6:25).  Of his 3 missed blocks, 1 was a loss at the LoS.  He did not have a block in level 2 and delivered 1 pancake.  He connected on both of his pull assignments.  He did not have a highlight.

Scoring: 56 plays, 52 blocks, 3 missed, 1 pressure, 50 points (.89 per play).  That’s a B.

Zeitler:  Kevin finished an outstanding run which began in London.  His only negative event was a pressure when bulled by DT Pennel, Q3, 0:32.  Of his 2 missed blocks, 1 was a loss at the LoS.  He had 1 block in level 2 but did not deliver a pancake.  He connected on his only pull.  He had 1 highlight combination block.

Scoring:  56 plays, 53 blocks, 2 missed, 1 pressure, 51 points (.91 per play). That’s an A with or without adjustment.

Kevin was add to the Pro Bowl roster after Joe Thuney was ruled out by injury.  Incredibly, this is his first Pro Bowl appearance in a fine 12-year career.  I am not aware of an offensive lineman who has had a better (or even similar) career without making a Pro Bowl.  I don’t believe the Ravens will be able to afford him, but he’s earned another nice payday this offseason.  

Moses: Morgan was solid but unspectacular primarily vs. DE Karlaftis.  He surrendered shares of 2 sacks (initial pressure via bull by DE Karlaftis, 1/3 sack, Q4, 9:40; beaten outside by Karlaftin, full sack, Q4, 5:00).  He, Stanley, and Simpson were run out of a pressure by Lamar (Q4, 3:16).  Of his 4 missed blocks, 2 were losses at the LoS.  He had 1 block in level 2 but did not deliver a pancake.  He failed to connect on both of his pulls.  His highlight was a roller-skating push of DT Wharton, (Q1, 5:46).

Scoring:  56 plays, 50 blocks, 4 missed, 1.33 sacks, 42 points (.75 per play).  That’s a C with or without adjustment.

Mekari:  Patrick relieved Stanley for 2 plays and made both blocks. 

Cleveland: Ben played 1 snap as a 6th offensive lineman and made the block.