Jackson Harried by Bills Pressure
The combination of rain and pressure weighed heavily on Lamar Jackson on Sunday. By number of pass rushers:
4: 24 plays, 108 yards, 4.5 YPP, 2 sacks, 1 INT
5: 6/25, 4.2 YPP, 1 INT
6: 1/1, 1.0 YPP
The Bills rushed 5+ on just 7 of 31 pass plays (23%) on which Jackson averaged 3.7 YPP.
The Ravens afforded Jackson ample time and space (ATS) on 7 of 31 drop backs resulting in a pass/sack (23%), which is a little below average. When Jackson had ATS, he was 5/7 for 18 yards (2.6 YPP).
Jackson delivered the ball before pressure could develop (BOQ) on 9 of 31 drop backs (29%) with 7 complete for 39 yards (4.3 YPP). When pressured, Jackson completed 8 of 13 passes for 77 net yards (5.1 YPP) with 2 sacks and 2 interceptions.
The Ravens ran 63 scored snaps (excludes accepted penalties which result in no play, kneels, spikes, and special teams plays that result in a run or pass).
Faalele: Daniel struggled with the Bills talented edge rushers. He was responsible for 1/3 of each sack. He was bulled by DE Basham to flush Jackson which eventually became OLB Miller’s sack (Q2, 13:42) and he was bulled by DE Epenesa to phonebooth the pocket as Zeitler and Moses failed to make a clean stunt hand-off of DT Oliver and DE Rousseau on their shared S-8 (Q2, 5:27). He gave up one full pressure when beaten outside by DE Lawson on the Ravens last offensive play (Q4, 4:15). He surrendered 1/2 shares of 2 other pressures (Q2, 11:19 and Q4, 15:00) and 1/3 QH (Q2, 8:54). He was flagged once for being illegally downfield but it could have been more (Q1, 8:43, no flag). Among his 13 missed blocks 9 were losses at the LoS. He was not asked to pull and made 9 blocks in level 2 but did not register a pancake. His highlight was a combination on DE Lawson then ILB Edmunds in level 2 (Q3, 8:30).
Scoring: 63 plays, 43 blocks, 13 missed, 2 (1 + 2*1/2) pressures, 1/3 QH, 2/3 (2 * 1/3) sack, 1 illegal man down field, 31 points (.49 per play). That’s a high F after adjustment.
Daniel continued to get a fair amount of help on his assignment (11 set or chip blocks to the left). Despite the grades from the first 2 games, I think he’s both shown improvement and has large untapped areas to up his game. One thing I’d like to see specifically is better recognition and extension to push a pass rusher past the pocket when he’s getting beat to the edge. At his size, he’ll be very effective doing so as were former Ravens Jon Ogden and Orlando Brown.
Powers: Ben was the most effective of the Ravens lineman. He surrendered a full pressure when bulled by DT Settle (Q3, 3:26) and received a ½ share while double-teaming DT Emili (Q4, 15:00). Among his 7 missed blocks 5 were losses at the LoS. Ben connected on 4 of 6 pulls and had 2 blocks in level 2. He delivered 1 pancake. His highlight was a combination block on DT Emili then ILB Edmunds on Dobbins rushing touchdown (Q1, 1:10).
Scoring: 63 plays, 54 blocks, 7 missed, 1.5 pressures, 51 points (.81 per play). That’s a B after adjustment.
One thing I’d like to see better from Powers is faster processing on help blocks. In particular, Faalele could benefit from a strike to the mid-section when there is no other opponent between C and LT for Powers to pick up.
Linderbaum: Tyler had a top-shelf blocking day ruined by 3 penalties. His only other negative event was a shared penetration with Ricard when beaten across his face by ILB Milano (Q3, 8:30). All 4 of his missed blocks were losses at the LoS. He was successful on all 3 of his pulls and made 5 blocks in level 2. He did not have a pancake or a highlight.
Scoring: 63 plays, 58 blocks, 4 missed, ½ penetration, 2 false starts, 1 offensive holding, 45 points (.71 per play). That’s a D after adjustment.
Tyler continued to play with good balance for a second straight week. He had 1 snap I noticed that was a little high and to Jackson’s right, but in terms of lost field vision, that’s a less serious problem than a low or low/slow snap can be.
Zeitler: Kevin had a solid but unspectacular game. He shared a pressure with Moses when beaten outside by DT Oliver (Q4, 6:25). He had 1/3 sack share on a failed stunt hand-off with Moses (Q2, 5:27). He was flagged for holding DE Basham to negate Jackson’s RL-1 (Q4, 12:15). Of his 5 missed blocks three were losses at the LoS. He had 3 blocks in level 2 but did not deliver a pancake. He connected on 3 of his 4 pulls. His highlight was a combination block on DT Bryant then ILB Edmunds in level 2 (Q1, 1:47).
Scoring: 63 plays, 56 blocks, 5 missed, 1/2 pressure, 1/3 sack, 1 offensive holding, 47 points (.75 per play). That’s a C with adjustment.
Moses: Morgan had his most difficult game to date. He surrendered portions of 9 pass rush events (Q1, 8:04, pressure; Q1, 5:10, pressure; Q2, 15:00, pressure; Q2, 13:42, 2/3 sack; Q2, 11:19, half pressure; Q2, 8:54, 2/3 QH; Q2, 5:27, 1/3 sack; Q2, 2:28, pressure; and Q4, 6:25, half pressure). He also whiffed on DT Bryant for a penetration to blow up Dobbins RR-3 (Q4, 5:41). He missed 4 blocks, 2 of which were losses at the LoS. He made 3 blocks in level 2 and delivered 2 pancakes. He earned 4 of 5 points on his pulls, with only 1 accruing as the trailer on a 2-man pull. He led the team with 4 highlights the more impressive of which was a 5-yard push then pancake of ILB Milano (Q2, 14:54).
Scoring: 63 plays, 49 blocks, 4 missed, 1 penetration, 5 (4 + 2*1/2) pressures, 2/3 QH, 1 (1/3 + 2/3) sack, 29 points (.46 per play). That’s an F even after adjustment.