Run Game Thrives while Jackson Struggles with Pressure up Middle

Wink Martindale schemed frequent pressure on Jackson which reduced his effectiveness, particularly with the success of NT Dexter Lawrence bringing heat up the middle.

The Ravens afforded Jackson ample time and space (ATS) on 6 of 34 drop backs resulting in a pass/sack (18%), which is low.  When Jackson had ATS, he was 2/6 for 35 yards (5.8 YPP).

Jackson delivered the ball before pressure could develop (BOQ) on 12 of 34 drop backs (35%) with 8 complete for 81 yards (6.8 YPP) with 1 touchdown.  When pressured, Jackson completed 8 of 15 passes for 79 net yards (4.9 YPP) with 2 sack and 2 turnovers.

By number of pass rushers:

3: no plays

4: 12 plays, 74 yards, 6.2 YPP, 1 sack

5: 11 plays, 56 yards, 5.1 YPP, 1 sack, 1 turnover

6: 11 plays, 65 yards, 5.9 YPP, 1 turnover

7+:  no plays

The Giants rushed 5+ on 22 of 34 pass plays (65%) on which Jackson averaged 5.5 YPP.

OL Scoring

The Ravens ran 58 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 increased his snap count to 50 while continuing to play well.  He surrendered a pressure when bulled by DE L. Williams (Q2, 1:57).  He also shared 1/3 sack on the Ravens last offensive play when bulled by OLB Fox to phonebooth the pocket (Q4, 1:40).  Of his 3 missed blocks, 2 were losses at the LoS.  He scored 3 of a possible 4 points on pulls and made 3 blocks in level 2.  He delivered 1 pancake and had 2 highlights.  One highlight was a combination block on DE L. Williams and then S Love in level 2 (Q4, 5:22).

Scoring:  50 plays, 45 blocks, 3 missed, 1 pressure, 1/3 sack, 41 points (.82 per play).  That’s a B+ after adjustment.

It appeared to me the Ravens would have liked for Stanley to play approximately 70% of snaps in this game based on the fact Mekari relieved him for the 3rd series, but that plan fell apart with Moses’ injury.

Mekari:  Patrick turned in a solid outing in relief at both tackle spots.  He surrendered 2/3 sack to OLB Thibodeaux on the final offensive play (Q4, 1:40). He shared another pressure by bullrush to OLB Ximines (Q4, 15:00, half charge). Of his two missed blocks, 1 was a loss at the LoS.  He missed on his only pull attempt.  He had 1 pancake but did not make a block in level 2 nor did he have a highlight.  

Scoring:  36 plays, 32 blocks, 2 missed, ½ pressure, 2/3 sack, 27 points (.75 per play).  That’s a C+ after adjustment.

Despite the result of the final play, the Ravens would be thrilled to have Mekari play as well each week he is needed at tackle.  With Faalele as a developmental prospect, the team has real depth at tackle for the first time in years.

Powers:  Ben had another plus game.  He surrendered shares of 3 pressures (Q2, 11:30, shed outside by DT Anderson, ½ share; Q2, 0:28, bulled by DT Lawrence, full; Q3, 11:21, bulled then shed by DE L. Williams, ½ share).  Among his 7 missed blocks only 1 was a loss at the LoS.  Ben made 7 of his 13 pulls, had 4 blocks in level 2, and delivered 1 pancake.  His highlight was a pull to pancake S Love to lead Drake’s 30-yard TD run.

Scoring: 58 plays, 48 blocks, 7 missed, 2 (1 + 2 * ½) pressures, 44 points (.76 per play).  That’s a B- with adjustment.

The Ravens returned to a run game that primarily pulled to the right.  One of the few complaints about Powers season to date has been his frequency of connection on pulls, which includes just 7 of 18 possible points the last 2 weeks.

Linderbaum:  Tyler was outmatched by NT Dexter Lawrence.  He surrendered parts of 5 pressures (Q1, 4:15, bulled by Lawrence, full; Q2, 11:30, beaten right by Lawrence, half; Q2, 3:31, bulled by Lawrence then PD, full; Q3, 11:21, bulled by Lawrence, half; Q4, 15:00, bulled by Lawrence, half).  He also shared 2/3 QH by Lawrence (Q1, 2:46) when unable to impact his stunt.  Of his 7 missed blocks 5 were losses at the LoS.  He connected on 4 of 5 pulls.  He made 3 blocks in level 2 but did not deliver a pancake nor did he have a highlight.

Scoring:  58 plays, 45 blocks, 7 missed, 3.5 (2 + 3 * 1/2) pressures, 2/3 QH, 36 points (.62 per play). That’s still a high F after adjustment.

I did not alter his adjustment for the snap which looked like it was early on the fumble that led to Lamar’s interception on 3rd and 6 (Q4, 3:04).

Zeitler:  Kevin had another fine game against some tough interior opponents.  He allowed a full sack to Lawrence when beaten outside (Q2, 1:05) for his only negative event. Of his 5 missed blocks 2 were losses at the LoS.  He had 2 blocks in level 2 and delivered a pancake.  He connected on 3 of his 4 pulls.  His highlight was a combination on DT N. Williams then S McKinney in level 2 (Q1, 3:33). 

Scoring:  58 plays, 52 blocks, 5 missed, 1 sack, 46 points (.79 per play).  That’s a B with adjustment.

Moses:  Morgan left with a heel injury late in the second quarter. His only charges were 2 false starts neither of which stalled a drive.    Of his 2 missed blocks, 1 was a loss at the LoS.  He had 1 block in level 2 and delivered 1 pancake.  He earned 3 of 4 points on his pulls, with only 1 accruing as the trailer on a 2-man pull.  His highlight was a combination block on DT N. Williams then S Love in level 2 (Q2, 12:14). 

Scoring:  30 plays, 28 blocks, 2 missed, 2 false starts, 22 points (.73 per play).  That’s a C with or without adjustment.