Jackson Beats Blitz

The Patriots blitzed Lamar Jackson on 48% of drop backs resulting in a pass or sack on Sunday.  From the results, it looks like they did him a favor when they did:

3: 1 play, 21 yards

4: 16/37, 2.3 YPP, 3 sacks, 1 INT

5: 14/131, 9.4 YPP, 1 sack

6: 2/17, 8.5

The Patriots rushed 5+ on 16 of 33 pass plays (48%) on which Jackson averaged 9.3 YPP.

The Ravens afforded Jackson ample time and space (ATS) on 9 of 33 drop backs resulting in a pass (27%), which is a little below average.  When Jackson had ATS, he was 4/8 for 92 yards, 11.5 YPP with 1 sack for no loss.

Jackson delivered the ball before pressure could develop (BOQ) on 6 of 33 drop backs (18%) with 5 complete for 39 yards (4.3 YPP).  When pressured, Jackson completed 9 of 15 passes for 75 net yards (4.2 YPP) with 3 sacks and his only interception.

OL Scoring

The Ravens ran 54 scored snaps (excludes accepted penalties which result in no play, kneels, spikes, and special teams plays that result in a run or pass).

Mekari:  Patrick left after the 6th offensive snap.  He was beaten inside by OLB Judon for a pressure (Q1, 9:50).

Scoring:  6 plays, 3 blocks, 1 missed, 1.5 pressures, 0 points (that’s below the 20-snap minimum for a grade). 

Faalele:  Daniel struggled initially but played well in the second half.  He was twice beaten outside by DE Wise for sacks (Q1, 5:46 and Q2, 14:23).  He also shared a pressure when bulled by Wise (Q2, 8:28).  He was backed up and shed by Wise who took down Duvernay for a 4-yard run loss.  Among his 8 missed blocks 7 were losses at the LoS.  He pulled twice and was credited with both blocks, including 1 courtesy as the trailer.  He had 4 blocks in level 2 but did not register a pancake.  His highlight was approximately 7 yards of push on ILB Bentley to help lead Jackson’s RL17 (Q2, 5:21).

Scoring:  50 plays, 38 blocks, 8 missed, 1 penetration, 1/2 pressure, 2 sacks, 23 points (.46 per play).  That’s an F even after adjustment.

In the second half, Daniel missed only 3 blocks and did not have a negative event of any sort.  Some of that was his play, but Roman also found ways to get him help, including 4 blocks from eligible receivers and 8 pulls from Zeitler.

Powers:  Ben had a solid game vs. the Patriots interior defenders.  He was beaten outside by DT Davis for a pressure which Jackson extended into a 1-yard sack by Wise (Q2, 9:19).  His other full charge came when bulled by DT Godchaux (Q4, 6:57).  Among his 4 missed blocks 3 were losses at the LoS.  Ben connected on 5 of 6 pulls and had 3 blocks in level 2.  He did not deliver a pancake.  His highlight was a combination block on DT Godchaux then ILB Tavai in level 2 (Q3, 3:21).

Scoring: 56 plays, 49 blocks, 4 missed, 2.5 pressures, 44 points (.79 per play).  That’s a C+ after adjustment. 

Linderbaum:  Tyler had what we hope is the first of many great career games.   He did not have any negative events.  Of his 3 missed blocks all were losses at the LoS.  He was successful on his only pull attempt and made 4 blocks in level 2.  His highlight was a combination block on DT Davis then S Phillips in level 2.

Scoring:  56 plays, 53 blocks, 3 missed, 53 points (.95 per play). That’s an A before adjustment.

Tyler appeared to play with much better balance as both a pass and run blocker than in the first 2 games. 

Zeitler:  Kevin had a greatly increased pull responsibility as the Ravens ran left more often than right.  He surrendered 3 full pressures.  DT Ekuale elevated for a PD while engaged vs. Kevin (Q1, 13:38); he was unable to pick up the stunting DT Barmore who pressured Jackson on his interception (Q2, 8:24); and he was beaten inside by DT Godchaux when pulling (Q4, 12:39).  Of his 3 missed blocks only one was a loss at the LoS.  He led the team with 2 blocks in level 2 and delivered a pancake.  He scored 9 points on his 14 pulls.  His highlight was a combination block on DT Barmore then OLB Wilson in level 2 (Q3, 10:59). 

Scoring:  56 plays, 49 blocks, 3 missed, 3.5 pressures, 42 points (.75 per play).  That’s a C with adjustment.

Moses:  Morgan blocked well but committed the first 2 penalties by any Ravens offensive lineman this season.  His only negative event was a pressure when beaten outside by OLB Judon who he pancaked at Jackson’s feet on Duvernay’s TD (Q3, 4:47).    He missed 3 blocks, all of which were losses at the LoS.  He made 4 blocks in level 2 and delivered 2 pancakes.  He earned a point on all 3 of his pulls, 2 of which were freebies as the trailer.  He had 2 highlights the more impressive of which was 10 yards of push on S Phillips when he pulled as part of Jackson’s 17-yard run (Q2, 5:21). 

Scoring:  56 plays, 52 blocks, 3 missed, 1 pressure, 2 false starts, 44 points (.79 per play).  That’s a B with adjustment.