Aggregate OL Results
The Ravens provided Jackson Ample Time and Space (ATS) on 13 of 30 drop backs (43%). That’s above average, but the Titans did not do much in terms of numbers or scheme. By numbers, the Titans rushed:
3: 1 time
4: 25 times
5: 2 times
6: 2 times
Summarizing the line performance:
- They had responsibility for 2/3 of the 1 sack
- They did not allow any other QHs
- They allowed 4 pressures
- They allowed 1 penetration (run play for loss)
- They had 4 penalties (2 false starts, 1 holding, 1 clipping)
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).
Brown: Orlando bounced back from a poor game against the Patriots. He was bulled by OLB Harold Landry for a pressure (Q2, 14:08) for his only full charge . He shared another with Bozeman and Mekari on the next drive (Q2, 6:44). He missed 5 blocks, 2 of which were losses at the LoS. He made 2 blocks in level 2, but did not have a pancake. He executed his fake or found a block on 3 of 5 pulling assignments. He did not have a highlight.
Scoring: 63 plays, 56 blocks, 5 missed, 1.5 pressures, 53 points (.84 per play). That’s an A- with adjustment.
Bozeman: Bradley continues to drive the power run game, which is why I believe it’s unlikely he’ll play center vs the Steelers. He shared another pressure with Powers when beaten inside (Q2, 11:12). He got 1/3 of the sack charge when he was knocked backwards while pulling by Simmons to phonebooth the pocket OT, 9:24). Of 3 missed blocks, 1 was a loss at the LoS. He had 5 blocks in level 2, 1 pancake, and scored 11 of 15 possible points on pulling assignments (3 of the 4 points he lost were attributable to the shared sack, so he actually connected on 13 of 15 pulls). His highlight was a combination block on DE Matt Dickerson then FS Kevin Byard (Q1, 5:10).
Scoring: 63 plays, 56 blocks, 3 missed, 1.75 (1 + ½ + 1/4) pressures, 1/3 sack, 50.5 points (.80 per play). That’s a C with or without adjustment.
Mekari: Patrick was solid at C prior to the final drive of regulation. To that point, his only pass blocking charge was a 1/4 share of a pressure, but he was responsible for the false start by Bryant due to a premature snap (Q4, 0:39). He was then unable to reach Landry for a share of the Titans on sack (OT, 9:24). He was also shed by NT Teair Tart (Q2, 12:33) to blow up Jackson’s run for a loss of 3. He missed 5 blocks, 2 of which were a losses at the LoS. He made 2 blocks in level 2, delivered 1 pancake, and connected 2 of 3 pulls. He had a highlight combination block (Q1, 3:51) and another highlight on a well-maintained zone block that he finished with a pancake of DT DaQuan Jones (Q4, 10:34).
Scoring: 63 plays, 55 blocks, 5 missed, 1 penetration, 1/4 pressure, 1/3 sack, 1 illegal shift (early snap), 47.5 points (.75 per play). That’s a D with or without adjustment.
Powers: Ben played his first complete game as a professional. He was flagged for holding on the Ravens third play from scrimmage (Q1, 14:12). On that play, he got a handful of the stunting Simmons’ jersey inside the frame, but was unfortunate to be engaged as Jackson sprinted by the right edge. His clipping penalty (Q2, 0:48) was a bad personal foul which should have been avoided, but it was not costly in game terms. His only other charge was a shared pressure with Bozeman when he was bulled by Simmons (Q2, 11:12). He missed 4 blocks, of which 3 were losses at the LoS. He had 1 block in level 2, delivered a pancake, and connected on 1 of 2 pulls. His highlight was a looking-for-work knockdown of Simmons (Q1, 5:52). I don’t score that as a pancake, since he was engaged with Mekari at the time, but it was still fun to watch.
Scoring: 63 plays, 56 blocks, 4 missed, ½ pressure, 1 offensive holding, 1 clipping, 43 points (.68 per play). That’s a D with or without adjustment. The Ravens will hope for more from Powers on a weekly basis, but it’s encouraging that his grade would have been on the B+/A- border had those penalties not occurred. The Ravens have an excellent track record of coaching away holding penalties from offensive lineman who accumulate 1 or 2 in their first few games.
Fluker: DJ returned from a bad first half versus the Patriots to play well in RT duty split with Will Holden. He appeared to hold OLB Derick Roberson (Q1, 14:12), but Ben Powers got the flag. He was not party to any pass rush events in 34 total snaps. He missed 5 blocks, of which 3 were losses at the LoS and all came on the first 2 drives. He made 4 blocks in level 2 and had 1 pancake. He made his only pull. His highlight was a combination block on the first play of overtime (OT, 10:00).
Scoring: 34 plays, 29 blocks, 5 missed, 29 points (.85 per play). That’s an A- with adjustment. With the exception of Fluker’s first half versus the Patriots, the Ravens have had fine play from 3 different RTs (Fluker, Mekari, Holden) since Brown was moved to LT.
Holden: Will turned in a top-shelf game in his first action since 2018. Since he last played in 2018, he’s been released 5 times in 14 months among 8 total times he’s had to tote his playbook to the coach’s office. We can make jokes (e.g.The Turk has him on speed dial), but the Ravens are fortunate he went unclaimed by another team to this point and after his performance vs Tennessee in particular. His only charge was the false start penalty (Q2, 6:44), which fortunately did not stall the first Ravens touchdown Drive. Andrews moved first on the 3rd-and-inches false start (Q4, 7:54), but frame-by-frame analysis shows Holden probably also beat the snap by a click (approximately .03 seconds). He did not miss a block, and made 4 blocks in level 2. He had a pair of highlight combination blocks (Q2, 14:01; Q2, 8:10).
Scoring: 29 plays, 29 blocks, 1 false start, 26 points (.90 per play). That’s an A even withoutadjustment. Had he been hit with a second false start, his grade would have dropped to a B. He’s made a case for a spot on the roster and will almost certainly be elevated (COVID or PS call-up) for the Pittsburgh game if healthy.
Skura: Matt played 9 snaps as a 6th offensive lineman and converted each of his blocks. Those included 2 blocks in level 2 and a highlight combination. With Willson and Skura, the Ravens did a good job of dividing Boyle’s duties among 2 players. Matt will miss the Steelers game, but he may start again when off the COVID list.
If you’re interested in seeing scoring trends for the players this season, those charts will be posted in the Gallery section and updated weekly.