3rd and Andrews

The Ravens schemed, and Tyler Huntley executed, a quick-release offense vs the Packers with mixed results.  By pressure category:

  • ATS: 13 of 41 plays (32%) resulting in a pass or sack. 13 plays 36 net yards, 2.8 YPP, 1 sack.
  • BOQ: 14 occasions (34%).  14 plays, 130 yards, 9.3 YPP
  • Pressure:14 occasions (34%). 14 plays, 46 yards, 3.3 YPP

The results for the quick throws are very good, but that’s also a bottom 5-7% result with ATS.  The pressure result is typical.  Huntley’s overall YPP was poor (5.1), so wasting a solid ATS opportunity set was the greater sin.

When you look at the differentiation by receiver, you see an even more striking split:

  • Mark Andrews had 136 receiving yards on 13 targets (10.5 YPT)
  • All other receivers had 79 receiving yards on 27 passes (2.9 YPT)

I have a few thoughts observing the game and these schisms? 

  • Roman did a good job scheming first reads for Huntley and he generally threw the ball accurately in those situations, primarily to Andrews
  • With few exceptions, Huntley made his reads from short to long with getting the ball out and ball security the primary concern
  • Roll outs helped Huntley get the ball out quickly, but didn’t create many big plays and reduced the amount of the field the Ravens threatened
  • Bateman, as the X receiver, had only 2 targets with 1 complete for 5 yards, which was largely a function of rollouts cutting off his side of the field
  • Marquise Brown was all but taken out of his normal route set with 10 receptions that averaged just 4.3 YPR

The Ravens moved the football effectively for most of the game, but this wasn’t the sort of passing performance the Ravens should aspire to repeat, they should try to improve upon it.

General OL Play

The offensive line played well in pass protection with only 10 pressures 1 QH, and 0 sacks allowed among 41 plays.  Huntley helped with those protection numbers by occasionally running the OL out of pressure and releasing the ball quickly.  Due to the latter, I applied small subjective adjustments for the linemen this week.

Individual Scoring

The Ravens ran 67 scored snaps (excludes accepted penalties which result in no play, kneels, spikes, and special teams plays that result in a run or pass).

Villanueva:  Alejandro had his best game of the season by a wide margin.  He surrendered a pressure when bulled by OLB Preston Smith on the first Ravens TD (Q1, 2:39). His only other negative play was a 1/3rd charge for a QH when he was bulled by OLB Smith when Huntley was flagged for intentional grounding (Q2, 0:55).  It might have been reasonable to treat that play as a sack, in which case Villanueva, Zeitler, and Phillips would have each scored a point lower.  Alejandro missed 7 blocks, 6 of which were losses at the LoS.  He did not make a block in level 2, but delivered 1 pancake, and connected on both of his pulls.  He did not have a highlight.

Scoring:  66 plays, 57 blocks, 7 missed, 1 pressure, 1/3 QH, 54 points (.82 per play).  That’s a B+ after adjustment.

Cleveland:  Ben played well in his first start and complete game.  He gave up 2 full pressures, (Q2, 11:22, bulled by DT Dean Lowry and Q4, 2:15, again bulled by Lowry).  His only missed block was a loss at the LoS. He made 2 blocks in L2 and delivered 1 pancake.  He made all 7 of his pulls but did not have a highlight.

Scoring: 66 plays, 63 blocks, 1 missed, 2 pressures, 1 false start, 56 points (.85 per play).  That’s a B with or without adjustment. 

Bozeman:  Bradley had another fine game.  He surrendered 1.5 pressures (failed to help Zeitler with DT Abdullah Anderson, ½ charge, Q4, 6:20; allowed PD by DT Kingsley Keke, Q4, 5:25).  He missed 1 block which was a loss at the LoS.  He made 3 blocks in level 2 but did not deliver a pancake or make a pull.  His highlight was a combination block on DT TJ Slaton and then ILB De’Vondre Campbell in L2 (Q3, 4:55). 

Scoring:  66 plays, 63 blocks, 1 missed, 1.5 pressures, 60 points (.91 per play).  That’s an A after adjustment.

Zeitler:  Kevin had a below-par game for his own standards.  He was responsible for 3.5 pressures (allowed PD by Lowry, Q1, 6:05; bulled by DT Anderson, Q4, 7:17; backed up by Anderson, ½ charge, Q4, 6:20; and bulled by Keke, Q4, 1:53). He missed 2 blocks,  1 of which was a loss at the LoS.  He made 4 blocks in level 2 block and delivered 1 pancake. He connected on all 5 of his pulls.  His highlight was a block on DT Tyler Lancaster then the pursuing DT Slaton (Q1, 10:37).

Scoring:  66 plays, 59 blocks, 2 missed, 3.5 pressures, 1/3 QH, 51 points (.77 per play).  That’s a C after adjustment.

Phillips:  Tyre struggled again and left early due to a knee injury.  He allowed a PD by DT Lowry (Q1, 6:05).  He was bulled by OLB Rashan Gary for a 1/3 share of the QH (Q2, 0:55).  His missed block was a loss at the LoS where Huntley ran him out of a pressure.  He made 1 block in level 2 but did not deliver a pancake, make a pull, or have a highlight.

Scoring: 23 plays, 20 blocks, 1 missed, 1 pressure, 1/3 QH, 1 false start, 14 points (.61 per play).  That’s a D with or without adjustment.

Sharpe:  David played well in his first significant action with the Ravens.  His only negative score was a pressure when beaten outside by OLB Gary on his first snap (Q2, 12:45).  He did not miss any blocks, made 1 block in level 2, and delivered 1 pancake. He made his only pull but did not have a highlight.

Scoring: 43 plays, 42 blocks, 0 missed, 1 pressure, 40 points (.93 per play).  That’s an A with or without adjustment.

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