Aggregate OL Results

The Ravens provided Jackson Ample Time and Space (ATS) on 9 of 17 drop backs (53%).  That’s a season high for percentage and the low for drop backs.  Of the 8 non-ATS drop backs, 3 were balls delivered before pressure could develop (BOQ) and 5 were pressures. 

Summarizing the OL performance:

  • They did not allow a QH or Sack
  • They were responsible for all 5 pressures
  • They allowed 1 run for a loss
  • They were not penalized

Individual 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).

Brown:  Zeus played well, primarily against Aldon Smith.  He surrendered a full pressure when pushed back on his heels then shed by Smith (Q2, 13:42).  He also tried too late to block DE Dorance Armstrong on Lamar’s errant throw for Boykin in the end zone (Q4, 8:25).  He missed 5 blocks, 3 of which were either losses at the LoS or plays where he made no effort to engage.  He made 7 blocks in level 2 but did not have a pancake.  He executed his fake or found a block on 3 of 4 pulling assignments.  His highlight was a combination on DT Eli Ankou then LB Sean Lee in level 2 (Q2, 12:26).

Scoring:  54 plays, 47 blocks, 5 missed, 2 pressures, 43 points (.80 per play).  That’s a B with adjustment.

Bozeman:  Bradley bounced back from a tough game against the Steelers.  He was bulled by DT Tyrone Crawford for a pressure (Q1, 7:55) which was his only pass-blocking charge of the night.  Neville Gallimore shed him to the ground to blow up Dobbins’ run left for a loss of 2 (Q4, 12:46) on what would be the OL’s only penetration allowed on the night.  Of 3 missed blocks, only 1 was a loss at the LoS (2 PNBs).  He had 7 blocks in level 2, 2 pancakes, and connected on 13 of 15 pulling assignments. He did not have a highlight.

Scoring:  54 plays, 49 blocks, 3 missed, 1 penetration, 1 pressure, 45 points (.83 per play).  That’s a B after adjustment.  I’ve seen a lot of the discussion of moving him to center, but the amount of pulling to which he’s been assigned the last 2 seasons is by far the highest rate per snap in team history.  That’s another way of saying you can’t screw around at LG in Roman’s offense with someone who is a substandard puller. Given how he fits in this offense, the Ravens should consider extending Bozeman this offseason to a contract which takes advantage of divisible security and cost benefits. 

Mekari:  Patrick returned to center and was outstanding.  He did not have a single negative charge as a pass or run blocker.  He missed 3 blocks, all of which were losses at the LoS.  He had 5 blocks in level 2 and made his only pull.  His highlight was a combination block on DT Gallimore then S Xavier Woods in L2.  Short paragraphs in this article are good a la Marshal Yanda.

Scoring: 54 plays, 51 blocks, 3 missed, 51 points (.94 per play).  That’s an A with or without adjustment.  Every position on the OL with the exception of RT now appears to have a strong incumbent.  That’s a good place to be going into the most important game of the season for a line with as much turmoil as the 2020 Ravens.

Powers:  Ben was not penalized for a second consecutive game and scored well.  He was bulled by DT Crawford to the feet of Jackson for a pressure (Q2, 9:53) for his only negative play.  He missed 3 blocks, of which 2 were losses at the LoS.  He had 1 block in level 2 but did not deliver a pancake.  He connected on his only pull.  His highlight was a combination on DT Gallimore then S Woods in L2 to help lead Edwards’ 21-yard run right (Q4, 13:47).

Scoring:  54 plays, 50 blocks, 3 missed, 1 pressure, 48 points (.89 per play). That’s an A after adjustment. 

Powers now has 256 scored snaps as a professional, which is approximately 4 games’ worth.  On those snaps, he’s:

  • Given up 0 sacks or QHs (outstanding)
  • Surrendered 4.5 pressures (good)
  • Allowed 0.25 penetrations (excellent)
  • Been flagged for 2 offensive holds, 1 ineligible downfield, and a clipping (bad)

I’m hoping the last 2 games indicate that the OL staff has coached out some of the (unnecessary) flag-worthy behaviors.  It’s been a trend we’ve seen frequently for previous Ravens linemen getting their first playing time.

Fluker:  DJ played well in rotational duty lining up against DE DeMarcus Lawrence, the best Cowboys lineman.  Lawrence beat him to flush Jackson left (pressure, Q2, 1:02) for his only charge of the night.  Of 3 missed blocks, all were losses at the LoS.  He made 3 blocks in level 2, delivered 1 pancake, and connected on his only pull.  He had a pair of highlight combination blocks on consecutive plays (beginning Q2, 11:48).

Scoring:  30 plays, 26 blocks, 3 missed, 1 pressure, 24 points (.80 per play).  That’s a solid B after adjustment for quality of opponent.

Phillips:  Tyre started and played 24 snaps in rotation with Fluker at RT.  He was twice beaten by DE DeMarcus Lawrence to flush Jackson (Q3, 8:00; Q3, 5:28) but Lamar bailed him out with runs of 7 and 14 yards, so both were scored as missed blocks.  His other missed block was on a pull.  He made 2 blocks in level 2 but did not deliver a pancake.  He had a highlight combination block on DT Gallimore then LB Jaylon Smith (Q3, 6:47).

Scoring: 24 plays, 21 blocks, 3 missed, 21 points (.88 per play).  That’s an A without adjustment.  Because he was bailed out on 2 of Lawrence’s pressures, I did not give him a subjective adjustment for the game.  Had those both been scored as pressures, his grade would have dropped to a C.

Skura:  Matt made 5 of his 7 blocks as a sixth offensive lineman.

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.